Samstag, 13. Juli 2024

Global Industry: UK plans to promote gene editing

Bremerhaven. (bm) The British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published plans to «unlock the power» of gene editing to help farmers grow more resistant, more nutritious and more productive crops. Environment Secretary George Eustice suggests the use of gene editing technologies to be enabled «to help better protect the environment». The minister makes no mention of how gene-editing technologies could affect trade with its neighbours. He also gives no indication that the introduction of GM products is likely to possibly further close the door to the European market. Other topics of the week: