Is there a difference between a gene-edited organism and a ‘GMO’? The question has important implications for regulation | Genetic Literacy Project

The controversy over genetically engineered organisms (sometimes called “genetically modified organisms,” or “GMOs”) is genuine, not faux — but only
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/05/12/is-there-a-difference-between-a-gene-edited-organism-and-a-gmo-the-questin-has-important-implications-for-regulation/

The Regulatory Landscape for Genome-edited Plants is Rapidly Changing, Experts Say- Crop Biotech Update (May 12, 2021) | ISAAA.org

The Regulatory Landscape for Genome-edited Plants is Rapidly Changing, Experts Say- Crop Biotech Update (May 12, 2021) | ISAAA.org
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Bayer loses fight over insecticides EU blamed for killing bees

The European Union’s top court on Thursday upheld the EU’s partial ban on three insecticides linked to harming bees, preventing their use on certain crops.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/05/06/bayer-loses-fight-over-insecticides-eu-blamed-for-killing-bees/

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/

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
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/04/29/organic-farming-has-a-sustainability-problem-and-now-the-eu-is-in-a-dilemma-of-their-own-making/

‘Blissfully unaware’: Many food manufacturers don’t realize new GM labeling law applies to them and are unprepared for end-of-year deadline | Genetic Literacy Project

For every large company that has already spent months – if not years – gearing up for the NBFDS there are probably 10 smaller companies who may be blissfully unaware that the law even applies to them
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/04/21/as-gm-food-labeling-deadline-looms-many-companies-scrambling-to-get-up-to-speed/

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/

Glyphosate on trial: In an ‘unequal contest’ between science and emotion, can evidence overcome pesticide-cancer fears? | Genetic Literacy Project

Recently, I was asked to speak about the weedkiller glyphosate on Radio Colombia. As is often the case with media appearances, I didn’t know what to expect
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/03/16/glyphosate-on-trial-in-an-unequal-contest-between-evidence-and-emotion-can-evidence-overcome-pesticide-fears/