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A CRISPR Picture Emerges on European Union GMO Directive

A European Court ruling widely interpreted to mean that all gene-edited organisms are GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) may not be as prescriptive as many...

Rothamsted Welcomes Defra Consultation On Gene Editing

Rothamsted Director Professor Angela Karp has joined with other leading UK scientists in welcoming the new Defra consultation on gene editing. She said: “I am...

The Pros and Cons of Emerging Technology in our Food System

Emerging technologies for food systems, however optimistic, all have some potential negative trade-offs. This is pointed out in a new international study in which...

Oilseed Rape Research Challenges Previous Thinking on Flowering Time

Research has shed new light on the molecular mechanisms that allow crops to synchronise flowering with favourable conditions. The research on varieties of oilseed rape...

Dr Jorunn Bos Awarded EU Consolidator Grant for Crop Protection Research

Dr Jorunn Bos, a principal investigator in the Division of Plant Sciences of the University of Dundee at the James Hutton Institute, has been...

WUR Monitors Expansion of Digital Tools in Agriculture Worldwide

The uptake of digital agricultural tools and services around the world will be tracked by researchers from Wageningen University & Research. WUR will continue...

Digitalizing Seed Certification

How the OECD is exploring the potential for blockchain, and other technologies, to improve the efficiency and security of certification systems. In a previous issue,...

Lettuce Go

A closer look at our favourite salad ingredient, its breeding and its challenges – Part 1: Classical Breeding In each issue, European Seed  takes a...

The World Got a New Pair of Scissors!

In a long-expected move, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer...

Bosch and BASF Establish Joint Venture for Digital Technologies in the Agricultural Sector

Bosch and BASF Digital Farming have signed a 50:50 joint venture (JV) agreement to globally market and sell smart farming solutions from a single...