NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: a two-speed Europe

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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 to allow for development of new varieties. In Switzerland, the moratorium that allows for the growing of gene-edited plant has been extended until 2025. 

German NGOs plea to the Commission to better regulate GMO chickens, expressing concerns that transgenetic eggs will be allowed to be sold in the EU without undergoing the mandatory approval process.  

In the USA, gene-edited cattle get approved for selling for human consumption, after salmon and pigs. 

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