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
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Canadian perspectives on food security and plant breeding | CABI Agriculture and sBioscience | Full Text

The broadness of biotechnology serves to connect different types of modern plant breeding techniques with the potential to improve global food security. However, the topic goes beyond the specific example consumers’ associate with the term—genetic modification. As a result, it is often unclear if consumers really know what they claim to understand and the efforts to clarify the science and reasoning behind the use of these practices is often obscured. Two online surveys of 500 Canadians were conducted in 2017. Three-quarters of Canadians have high levels of trust in those who provide information about food, yet two-thirds believe that modern plant breeding technologies are unnatural. Canadians lack basic knowledge about modern plant breeding practices and technologies and possess high levels of uncertainty regarding the potential for benefits or externalities to develop from the commercialization of new genome editing plant breeding technologies.
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Viewpoint: Farm to Fork failure—How Europe’s ‘obsession’ with organics undermines the global sustainable farming movement | Genetic Literacy Project

Europe’s quest to confront climate change and achieve carbon neutrality is being undermined by “ Big Ag”? That’s not my claim. It’s the latest in a series
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Japanese Geneticists Favor New Policies for Genome Editing Applications, Survey- Crop Biotech Update ( 7/10/2019 ) | ISAAA.org/KC

Japanese Geneticists Favor New Policies for Genome Editing Applications, Survey: Kyoto University School of Public Health and partners conducted a survey to find out the attitudes of geneticists on genome editing and its clinical a…
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Scientific challenges to CRISPR crops ‘largely settled,’ though political, social concerns remain | Genetic Literacy Project

Soon, soybeans will be bred to yield oil without dangerous trans fats. Lettuce will be grown to handle warmer, drier fields. Wheat to contain less gluten.
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Australia Updates Gene Technology Regulations; Will Not Regulate Gene Editing in Plants Without New Genetic Material- Crop Biotech Update ( 5/2/2019 ) | ISAAA.org/KC

Source: Australia Updates Gene Technology Regulations; Will Not Regulate Gene Editing in Plants Without New Genetic Material- Crop Biotech Update ( 5/2/2019 ) | ISAAA.org/KC

Danish researchers take on flawed assumptions behind Europe’s strict GMO regulations | Genetic Literacy Project

The EU’s policy on GMO is extremely strict and prevents new GMO crops from being authorized. The policy is based on arguments about the risk and
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European companies, farm groups urge EU to revamp regulations that effectively ban CRISPR gene edited foods | Genetic Literacy Project

Dear Madam, dear Sir, We, the undersigned European organizations, are writing to reiterate our concern about the European Court of Justice ruling on case
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Center for Science in the Public Interest calls for national registry for CRISPR-edited crops to address consumer biotech concerns | Genetic Literacy Project

I am often asked which genetically engineered (GM) crops have entered the U.S. food supply. The question can be answered with a little research because GM
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