October 2017 EU food systems represent not only a cornerstone, but also unique lever, to the issues to be tackled within the European Union, in order to meet the triple challenge of: – healthy and quality diets, and reliable food security, for EU citizens and at global level. A crucial issue for well-being, peace […]
NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: PATHS OPEN TO NEW LEGISLATION, SUPPORT AND RISK ASSESMENTS
Outside the EU, states like Kenya and Ukraine open up to the possibility to have a more flexible legislation around genetic engineering techniques. Within the EU, the French organization for biotechnology pushes for a stronger use of new genomic techniques to assure food security and face the climate challenges. At the same time, EFSA developed some criteria on risk assessment for plants produced by targeted mutagenesis, cisgenesis and intregenesis.
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