NEW BREEDING TECHNIQUES: A REGULATORY PROPOSAL IN THE F2F
This first month of the year 2020 have recorded several statements about NBT’S. The new European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides said a proposal on the regulation of new plant breeding techniques (NBTs) could be included in the next “Farm to Fork” strategy.
German Federal Minister for Agriculture Julia Klöckner (CDU) and MEP Anne Sander (EPP) also took a stand this month on NBTs.
Internationally, the US Secretary of State while visiting Europe stressed the importance of science-based decisions and NBTs in this context.
China, for its part, said it had developed a new genetic technique improving the CRISPR Cas method.
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