Talk:Regulation of genetic engineering

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I have some information to discuss on this page and would like to make an edit informing people about the Biosafety Act 2007 which was discussed in the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. Maybe add a new section about some of the regulation being left to the people because if we have any problem with the subject of genetic engineering that we should reach out to people who can make those changes.[1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brutsman.n (talkcontribs) 00:40, 7 October 2014 (UTC)


  1. ^ Idris, Siti Hafsyah (2013). "Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics". 26.4: 747–57. 

Poorly written article[edit]

Yeah, I know WP:sofixit. Maybe in the very near future I will. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 02:16, 13 February 2015 (UTC)


What is "experiment" referring to in the first sentence? What types of approval process and what is being approved and what types of protocols is this referring to? I feel that the first sentence of this article is very general and does not really clarify much about the topic being discussed. I think it would be a good idea to first define genetic engineering and how it is related to recombinant DNA instead of mentioning it later. I feel like the introduction paragraph should mention even why regulation of genetic engineering is even needed before discussing the process. I think there is also a typo in the first sentence with the world "to." Ohheythere (talk) 06:46, 4 November 2016 (UTC)


What do the four criteria for approval in the EU entail? What does it mean by "safety", "freedom of choice", and "traceability"? I think it would be a good idea to go into more depth on how the EU decides which products are acceptable. It would also be helpful to define the categories they use in this process. For example, what does it mean by "freedom of choice?" Another aspect I would like to learn more about is India's and China's regulations on GMOs since they have such a great influence of providing these types of goods. This article mainly focuses on just the US and EU's regulations.Ohheythere (talk) 07:11, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Approval to conduct experiments[edit]

These facts aren’t referenced with a reliable reference. There’s only one citation (#13) at the end of the section, which isn’t properly cited. There aren’t the authors’ names, article title or the publish date. Also, the link isn’t working. Dianerrs (talk) 02:08, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

In the Laboratory[edit]

The information from this section is coming from an unreliable source. It’s incorrectly cited and the link doesn’t work.

Poorly written and confusing to the reader. I made a few minor changes to help people better understand the explanation. Dianerrs (talk) 02:10, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Issues with trying to regulate[edit]

I would add a section with some issues with trying to regulate genetic engineering. For example, GMO regulations are costly due to the need of obtaining approvals, labeling, and tracking. Dianerrs (talk) 02:16, 5 November 2016 (UTC)


I have merged most of the information from Regulation of genetically modified organisms per Talk:Regulation of genetically modified organisms. I created Regulation of genetic engineering/By continent to hold the information relevant to individual countries which would be undue in this article. I will merge that info to appropriate country articles next. Does this work @Tryptofish, Kingofaces43, and BDD:. Anything you think should be changed? AIRcorn (talk) 10:12, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Looks good, but slashes in page titles are really to be avoided. I recommend moving Regulation of genetic engineering/By continent to Regulation of genetic engineering by continent and adding a few introductory sentences. --BDD (talk) 14:12, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks very much for doing this work! I agree with BDD about the pagename. I also recommend doing away with the top-level section header "By continent", because it's already apparent from the title, and moving all the other section headers up one level. I also noticed a few cite error messages. Please also put {{ARBGMO talk notice|style=long}} on the talk page. Thanks again! --Tryptofish (talk) 22:38, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
Oops I meant to make that a placeholder, not an actual article. I have moved it to my userspace for now. I started a stub for Genetic engineering in Africa with a propoer introduction and will do the rest as I have time. Each continent needs some more info for context. I have probably made a bit of a mess with attribution now, but I know a few ways to fix that. AIRcorn (talk) 00:39, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
All good. I'm watchlisting it, and will help where I can. --Tryptofish (talk) 00:41, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Tag removed[edit]

I have removed a tag because I have no idea what the editor that placed it had in mind. I can't work to remove the tag if I don't know what the problem may be.

Per guidelines:

(associated with the neutral point of view policy), strongly recommend that the tagging editor initiate a discussion (generally on the article's talk page), to support the placement of the tag. If the tagging editor failed to do so, or the discussion is dormant, the template can be removed; — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gandydancer (talkcontribs) 15:07, October 11, 2017 (UTC)

I agree. I cannot remember what the reason was, if there ever was one. --Tryptofish (talk) 17:15, 11 October 2017 (UTC)