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New Technology Accelerates Crop Improvement with CRISPR

Researchers know how to make precise genetic changes within the genomes of crops, but the transformed cells often refuse to grow into plants –...

The “Nobel World” Acknowledges the Huge Potential of Genome Editing

Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier, inventors of the Crispr-Cas genome editing tool, receive the 2020 Nobel prize in Chemistry. Euroseeds congratulates the two scientists. “This price...

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...

CRISPR Enables One-Step Hybrid Seed Production in Crops

Crop hybrid technologies have contributed to the significant yield improvement worldwide in the past decades. However, designing and maintaining a hybrid production line has...

‘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...

Saving EU’s Competitiveness: Why CRISPR is so Incredibly Necessary!

Cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a tough nut to crack in terms of plant breeding. It is a tetraploid crop, which means it has...

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...