Global Plant Council statement on the regulation of gene-edited plants

ECJ judgment: EU Member States may not adopt emergency measures regarding genetically modified food and feed unless it is evident that there is a serious risk to health or the environment
Oktober 1, 2017
Volgens de advocaat-generaal Bobek, organismen die zijn verkregen door mutagenese zijn, in principe, vrijgesteld van de verplichting in de genetisch gemodificeerde richtlijn Organismen.
Januari 18, 2018
Toon alles

Executive Summary: The advent of gene editing as a plant breeding method presents important opportunities for making very precise changes in genomes to obtain desired traits or remove undesirable traits. As with all newly developed plants, plants with genetic changes obtained through genome editing are subject to existing plant-variety development systems. In as far as those genetic changes are indistinguishable from what can be obtained using conventional strategies, we recommend the resulting plants are subject only to existing systems for variety development. Only when genetic changes go well beyond what can be obtained with conventional breeding strategies might the resulting plants also be subject to biosafety (bij wijze van voorbeeld. GMO) reglement.

The full statement can be downloaded hier.