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Views sought on EU policy for plant genetic engineering

Consultation covers new engineering methods that evidence indicates are as safe as standard farming practices

The European Commission is mulling options for EU policy on plants produced using new methods of genetic engineering, and wants feedback from academic and industry researchers, among others.

The first feedback session, on the scope of the future policy, is open until 22 October. It will only cover techniques that alter plants’ existing genes, rather than traditional genetic modification methods than can add genes from another organism.

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