New Plant Breeding Techniques

New developments in genetic engineering raise questions about which crops will be treated as genetically modified (GM) for the purposes of regulation.

Industry and investors are seeking to exempt all new techniques from regulation. If they get their way, this could mean that environmental risk assessments are not conducted before releasing these GMOs into the environment and new types of genetically modified foods are not labelled for consumers. Read the open letter from civil society organisations calling for proper regulation.

These new genetic engineering techniques will be applied to animals as well as plants. For more information see New Genetic Engineering Techniques.

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