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EU Must Stop French Interpretation of Mutagenesis Plant Breeding and Preserve Common Market for Seed

By Petra Jorasch and Garlich von Essen  The Common Market is one of the cornerstones and success stories of the European Union. Clearly, this can...

Draft French Decree on Mutagenesis Breeding, Consequent Draft Lists of Banned Herbicide Tolerant Rapeseed Varieties: A Saga History Of Interpretations

A legal challenge to the French interpretation of EU Directive 2001/18/CE on GMOs In December 2014, nine NGOs challenged the transposition of the EU...

New BSPB Chief Executive Urges Peers to Back Precision Breeding Amendment in Agriculture Bill

The British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) is urging members of the House of Lords to support an amendment to the Agriculture Bill which...

‘We Urgently Need a Renewed Public Debate About New Breeding Technologies’

Plant breeding has considerably increased agricultural yields in recent decades and thus made a major contribution to combating global hunger and poverty. At the...

20 Benefits from Agricultural Genome Editing

It is often easy for anti-technology, anti-corporate activists to paint their own picture of reality, especially when it comes to the lucrative business of...

A European Citizens’ Initiative on Plant Breeding Innovation

We have seen the result of young people taking initiative: whether battling climate change or taking on human rights, there is no doubt that...

Crops Matter: A Policy Masterclass on NPBTs

Last year, when the European Court of Justice passed a ruling relegating most new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) to the 2001 GMO Directive (Directive...

Philippines Among Top Biotech Crop Adopters in Asia-Pacific, 2018 ISAAA Report Reveals

With 630,000 hectares of farmland dedicated to genetically modified (GM) maize planted by 470,500 farmers, the Philippines ranked 5th among the top adopters of...

Europeans on Today’s Food Issues: New EU-Wide Survey Came Out On First World Food Safety Day

Two in 5 Europeans take a personal interest in food safety and only 1 in 5 say it is their main concern when choosing...

With Nanotubes, Genetic Engineering in Plants Is Easy-Peasy

Inserting or tweaking genes in plants is more art than science, but a new technique developed by University of California, Berkeley, scientists could make...