More than 3,000 plants — including some organic crops — developed by mutating seeds using radiation or chemicals. Here’s an explainer – Genetic Literacy Project

Plant mutation breeding, also called variation breeding, is a method that uses physical radiation or chemical means to induce spontaneous genetic variation in plants to develop new crop varieties. “Mutation” is the source of most genetic variation and the motor of evolution.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/09/more-than-3000-plants-including-some-organic-crops-developed-by-mutating-seeds-using-radiation-or-chemicals-heres-an-explainer/

Viewpoint: Regulating the ‘product’ not the ‘process’ — Canada’s revised genetic engineering regulations poised to open the door to crop innovation – Genetic Literacy Project

It’s been 30 years since Canada’s regulatory system for plant breeding innovation was last reviewed, but since then, genetically modified organisms (GMO) technology has become an important feature.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/08/viewpoint-regulating-the-product-not-the-process-canadas-revised-genetic-engineering-regulations-poised-to-open-the-door-to-crop-innovation/

Gene-edited GABA-enhanced tomatoes begin shipping in Japan – Genetic Literacy Project

This month marks the start of shipments of tomatoes that control high blood pressure, the first gene-edited food to be approved by the Japanese government for distribution and sale.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/07/gene-edited-gaba-enhanced-tomatoes-begin-shipping-in-japan/

Viewpoint: How reducing regulatory costs will help prevent big corporations from dominating Canada’s gene editing field – Genetic Literacy Project

It’s been 30 years since Canada’s regulatory system for plant breeding innovation was last reviewed, but since then, genetically modified organisms (GMO)
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/07/viewpoint-how-reducing-regulatory-costs-will-help-prevent-big-corporations-from-dominating-canadas-gene-editing-field/

Viewpoint: NY Times collaborates with Greenpeace in front page ‘hit piece’ targeting professor working to reduce the sustainability footprint of animal agriculture. Here’s his response – Genetic Literacy Project

There’s a shocking revelation out there, and I am at the heart of it. Are you prepared for this? Animal scientists work with animal agriculture. That’s it. That’s the exposé, the conspiracy that so many activists and journalists want to share with you.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/01/viewpoint-ny-times-collaborates-with-greenpeace-in-front-page-hit-piece-targeting-professor-working-to-reduce-the-sustainability-footprint-of-animal-agriculture-heres-his/

Viewpoint: The world’s farmers are starting a ‘pro-GMO rebellion,’ challenging ‘dubious’ and ‘contradictory’ regulatory regime – Genetic Literacy Project

Farmers across the world are desperate to grow genetically modified crops (GM) in their fields. So much so that in some countries farmers have bypassed existing bans on these crops and even made harvests from them.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/04/viewpoint-the-worlds-farmers-are-starting-a-pro-gmo-rebellion-challenging-dubious-and-contradictory-regulatory-regime/

Italian court enjoins illegal production of Sun World grape varieties – FreshFruitPortal.com

Italian court enjoins illegal production of Sun World grape varieties – FreshFruitPortal.com
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2022/11/02/italian-court-enjoins-illegal-production-of-sun-world-grape-varieties/

Viewpoint: ‘25 years of proof that GM foods are safe for the environment and humans’ – Nobel Prize winning geneticist makes case for embracing gene editing – Genetic Literacy Project

Genetically modified plants are not cultivated in Europe, the regulatory requirements are too strict and the reservations of the population are too great.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/03/viewpoint-25-years-of-proof-that-gm-foods-are-safe-for-the-environment-and-humans-nobel-prize-winning-geneticist-makes-case-for-embracing-gene-editing/