Need breeding techniques: USDA’s report on NBT’s in the UK
This April have seen several studies, reports, interviews concerning new variety breeding technologies published.
From the US, the USDA released a report on biotechnology in the United Kingdom, saying that in the short term, the United Kingdom is unlikely to change its legislation, due to the proximity to the EU.
In addition, a study released in the Netherlands states that, if properly targeted, new genetic technologies and agroecology can reinforce each other to make agriculture more sustainable. In Norway, a survey of the Norwegian relationship with genetic editing shows that a majority of consumers are ready to use gene editing tools in agriculture if they provide social, economic and environmental benefits.
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