Viewpoint: Can European Commission reverse 20 years of backward, precautionary regulation of crop biotechnology? CRISPR presents an opportunity | Genetic Literacy Project

The expected report of the European Commission on “new genomic techniques” was published as announced before the end of April 2021. It represents an
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/05/03/viewpoint-can-european-commission-reverse-20-years-of-backward-precautionary-regulation-of-crop-biotechnology-crispr-presents-an-opportunitymarcel-kuntz/

A Giant Organic Farm Faces Criticism That It’s Harming The Environment : NPR

A huge organic farm that’s backed by General Mills is facing accusations that it’s doing more environmental harm than good. The project shows the difficulties of delivering on green promises.
— Read on www.npr.org/2021/05/03/989984124/a-giant-organic-farm-faces-criticism-that-its-harming-the-environment

Blocking innovation: How Canada’s novel plant-breeding rules hinder progress in food production | Genetic Literacy Project

You’ve heard it before on SAIFood: Canada’s plant breeding sector is facing regulatory barriers to innovation. Today’s blog provides further evidence. Why
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/04/30/blocking-innovation-how-canadas-novel-plant-breeding-rules-hinders-progress-in-food-production/

Simplot genetically engineered potato deregulated by USDA

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is extending deregulation to Simplot’s potato variety developed using genetic engineering.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/04/26/usda-deregulates-simplots-genetically-engineered-potato/

Organic farming has a sustainability problem — and now the EU is in a dilemma of their own making | Genetic Literacy Project

European Union (EU) agricultural scientists are in a bit of a pickle. I’m not sure to what extent it is one of their own making or how much it was imposed
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Viewpoint: ‘The Dirty 8’ — Which are most notorious advocacy groups spreading disinformation about food, farming, biotechnology and agricultural sustainability | Genetic Literacy Project

The Organic Consumers Association’s main goal is to acheive 100% organic agriculture within the next 50 years, and
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