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January 19, 2021

USDA/APHIS announces deregulation of petunias developed using genetic engineering

January 13, 2021

Regulatory assessment of off-target changes and spurious DNA insertionsin gene-edited organisms for agri-food use (Journal of Regulatory Science)

January 12, 2021

Italia - New breeding techniques, domani il voto alla Camera (MyFruit)

Iinternational Seed Federation statement on the notification of genome edited high-GABA tomato in Japan

Japan: breeders launch genome edited tomato (Tomato News)

January 8, 2021

Gene editing in tomato, potato, and wheat

Gene editing of crops and livestock may soon be permitted in England - Government has launched consultation to change current strict EU rules (The Guardian)

January 7, 2021

Rothamsted welcomes Defra consultation on gene editing - "The solutions that genome editing make possible cannot come too soon"

United Kingdom - OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers) seeks government assurance of meaningful gene editing consultation

United Kingdom - Leading scientists, politicians welcome Defra gene editing consultation, urge organic sector to keep an open mind

British Society of Plant Breeders welcomes Defra gene editing consultation as a boost for plant breeding, farming and the environment

January 6, 2021

A CRISPR picture emerges on European Union GMO directive

January 5, 2021

Evogene Provides 2020 Year-End Update for CRISPR-IL Consortium - Progress includes completion of a first version of the artificial intelligence-driven platform for genome-editing

January 4, 2021

Japan - Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare updates genome editing handling procedures for crossbred progeny

December 18, 2020

Scientists breed new rice variety with ion beam technology

Japan determines that genome edited tomato will not be regulated as GE

USDA/APHIS announces deregulation of enhanced yield, herbicide tolerant corn variety developed using genetic engineering

December 17, 2020

EU-Parlament lehnt Zulassung gentechnisch veränderter Pflanzen mit Rekordmehrheit ab

December 16, 2020

As the CRISPR revolution advances, here’s how gene editing will actually help farmers and consumers (Genetic Literacy Project)

December 11, 2020


December 9, 2020

Japan set to approve 1st genome-edited food for market (The Japan News)

December 8, 2020

Cibus applauds the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conclusion that gene editing by ODM, SDN-1 and SDN-2 does not pose more hazards than conventional plant breeding - EFSA scientific opinion represents an important step in Europe’s “Farm to Fork” initiative

December 7, 2020

Canada - Crop variety development process called balancing act - Farmer input is encouraged as seed variety development regulations are updated to recognize the needs of both producers and the market

December 4, 2020

Improving gene editing efficiency in wheat

December 3, 2020

Latin American researchers use gene editing to develop new crops that benefit farmers and consumers

November 27, 2020

Molecular breeding speeds development of better seeds - Need for continuous testing and application of new breeding methods to deliver resilient seed varieties at a faster rate is more important now than ever before

New tools for plant health: discovering the power of omics

Existing guidance appropriate for gene editing assessment, says the European Food Safety Authority (Euractiv)

What is gene drives about?

November 25, 2020

Novel haplotype-led approach to increase the precision of wheat breeding



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