NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: UK as a frontrunner for new legislation
While at the European Parliament the political group of the Greens hosted the ‘GM-free Europe’ event where policy makers and stakeholders from national and NGO organisations expressed worries around the possibility to a deregulation of ‘new GMOs’, the Commissioner for Health replied to the chair of the AGRI Committee saying that new technologies could be a way to help the implementation of the Farm to Fork objectives on pesticide reduction. Meanwhile, Presidents of several agricultural value chain organisation addressed a letter to the European Executives on the matter of NGTs, arguing for a timely adoption of the revision proposal and defending the positive aspects that these techniques will have for sustainability standards.
In the UK, concrete steps have been made towards the approval of a new legislation.
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