Viewpoint: New Zealand’s ban on GMOs and gene editing aligns it with Europe — but is out of step with science and its citizens – Genetic Literacy Project

Attitudes about GMOs within New Zealand appear to be slightly shifting towards being more liberal. Surveys conducted between 2000 – 2009 were generally
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Russian invasion of Ukraine throws cloud over European Union’s Green Deal Farm to Fork plans – Genetic Literacy Project

The European Commission’s “Farm to Fork” strategy seeks to reduce pesticides by 50 percent, devote 25 percent of agricultural land use to organic farming,
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Viewpoint: Why Europe’s Green Deal Farm to Fork Policy organic embrace is a rejection of green, sustainable agriculture — and will isolate Europe – Genetic Literacy Project

With its new Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, the EU plans to expand organic farming, an approach that rules out both synthetic chemicals and modern
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Viewpoint: How the hazard-based, European-promoted ‘Precautionary Principle’ has undermined global agriculture — and why we should kill it – Genetic Literacy Project

wenty years is a long time in the wilderness. Since 2001 and the European Environment Agency’s publication, Late Lessons from Early Warnings, the European
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When it comes to embracing biotechnology in agriculture, ‘the rest of the world is not waiting for Europe’ – Genetic Literacy Project

“The rest of the world…” warns Anna Meldolesi, “is not waiting for Europe.” CRISPR, the molecular scissors at the basis of genome editing, capable of
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Climate-hardy gene-edited rice varieties are nearly ready for introduction — but EU Farm to Fork legislation might hold them back – Genetic Literacy Project

Scientists and the rice sector are ready to use the new gene editing tools to develop rice varieties more adapted to climate change, although they fear
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Battle royale in Europe over agricultural genetics – Genetic Literacy Project

In an op-ed published in October, French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie said it is now necessary to launch the “third agricultural revolution”
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/11/19/battle-royale-in-europe-over-agricultural-genetics/

European Scientists Call For Better Legislation on Genome-Edited Crops- Crop Biotech Update (November 3, 2021) | ISAAA.org

European Scientists Call For Better Legislation on Genome-Edited Crops- Crop Biotech Update (November 3, 2021) | ISAAA.org
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Viewpoint: Green lobby in full swing as activist NGOs flood European Commission with pre-fabricated, anti-biotechnology propaganda – Genetic Literacy Project

Before legislative procedures, the EU regularly asks for the opinions of its citizens and stakeholders. In principle, anyone can participate in these
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Viewpoint: European political opposition to genetically modified crops softens while US anti-glyphosate hysteria rages – Genetic Literacy Project

Unlike America, Europe has traditionally been highly cautious of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – specifically, crops for animal feed and human
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/09/23/viewpoint-european-political-opposition-to-genetically-modified-crops-softens-while-us-anti-glyphosate-hysteria-rages/