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November 19th, 2019 / Genetic Literacy Project, US

The European Commission plans to create specific legislation to facilitate the production of genetically edited crops, following the July 2018 European Court of Justice decision that gene-edited crops should be regulated as GMOs. The Community Executive is considering developing a “new framework appropriate to the new genomic techniques”, as it appears in the draft Action Plan on food that has been accessed by eldiario.es.

This measure contained in the “preliminary version” of the plan would free genetically edited organisms from the limitations of stricter regulation. Read more …