SUSTAINABILITY - 2 November 2022

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: PATHS OPEN TO NEW LEGISLATION, SUPPORT AND RISK ASSESMENTS

Outside the EU, states like Kenya and Ukraine open up to the possibility to have a more flexible legislation around genetic engineering techniques. Within the EU, the French organization for biotechnology pushes for a stronger use of new genomic techniques to assure food security and face the climate challenges. At the same time, EFSA developed […]

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SUSTAINABILITY - 3 October 2022

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS VITAL TO GMO OPENNESS

After the informal AgriCouncil in Prague middle of September, EU ministers seemed to be particularly open to the new modifications of the EU legislations on GMO, assuring solid impact assessment and safety as the top priority. In Austria, an NGO guides a pan-European on-line petition to keep the status quo on GMO regulations, fearing that […]

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SUSTAINABILITY - 4 August 2022

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: MONTHLY NEWS

While the debate on New Genomic Techniques in the EU continues, with European institutions and member states taking clearer positions on the topic – Italian MEPs pledge for the support of the revision of the legislation so to ease the application of new genomic methods for plant breeding; the Italian low Chamber stared formal discussions […]

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SUSTAINABILITY - 4 July 2022

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: MONTHLY NEWS

While the UK is adapting to implement the Precision Breeding bill that will allow for less strict regulation of genome editing, the European Committee on agriculture discussed with the Commission the state of the art of the revision of the EU legislation. The representative of DG SANTE said that the current legislation does not consider […]

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SUSTAINABILITY - 3 May 2022

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: NGOS KEEP MEDIA ATTENTION HIGH

The scientific community has welcomed the results of more than 20 years of research that led to the completion of the sequencing of human genome. The discovery corrects thousands of structural errors in the previous reference genetic material. In the EU, NGOs (notably in Germany and Austria) are keeping the media attention high on the matter […]

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SUSTAINABILITY - 5 April 2022

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: A TWO-SPEED EUROPE

While in Italy and in France, the scientific community is calling on their governments to ease the regulation on plants derived from new genome techniques and that times are ready to move forward, in England the Parliament has approved legislation that ease the acceptance of gene-editing field trials, and Kenya adopts guidelines on genome-editing techniques […]

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