Genome Editing for Crop Improvement

Repro: CRH
Friday 30 October 2020, 13:57 – Text: Martina Šaradínová

The ALLEA (All European Academies) in collaboration with the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB) published the report “Genome Editing for Crop Improvement”.

This new report provides a multifaceted overview on the potential of genome-edited crops. Aspects related to intellectual property and traceability of genome-edited crops and how this might affect international trade of food and feed are addressed. Moreover, the report explores policy options how to enable the potential of genome editing for agricultural applications in Europe.

To download the ALLEA report in English please see: https://allea.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ALLEA_Gen_Editing_Crop_2020.pdf

To download the KVAB report in Dutch, including recommendations for the Belgian government, please see: https://www.kvab.be/sites/default/rest/blobs/2766/nw_crispr.pdf

There is also an interview covering different aspects of report available here: https://allea.org/five-questions-about-genome-editing-for-crop-improvement/

The EU-SAGE website is now being updated and you can find the information about the report also here: https://www.eu-sage.eu/node/31

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