New Breeding Techniques: strong call to review the legislation
In July, the news was marked in the United Kingdom by the House of Lords’ rejection of the amendment of the agriculture bill that was intended to give the government the freedom to change regulations to make access to new varietal selection techniques possible. The institution would like to have a public debate beforehand.
Following the declaration in June by a group of German Green MEPs in favour of the use of NBT’s, Martin Häusling, Greens/EFA spokesperson for agriculture in the European Parliament, stressed that nothing has changed for the party, which has historically opposed this technology.
123 European research institutes call on the Commission to urgently review the legislation on genome editing.
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