NEEW BREEDING TECHNIQUES: EASAC RECOMMENDS USING THE NBTS
In March, EASAC, the Scientific Advisory Council of European Academies, called for a radical reform of the legal framework for GMOs, and considered that new varietal selection techniques can help, inter alia, to combat social inequalities.
Paolo De Castro MEP, S&D coordinator at Comagri,, agreed with EASAC’s request and called for European agriculture to be allowed to use new breeding techniques to make European agriculture more innovative.
At the global level, researchers in Maryland have discovered a new gene editing system called CRISP-cas12b. Also in the United States, a debate has been held in the Senate on the new regulations on NBTs and on which institution, the FDA or the USDA, should control the foods derived from them in the future.
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