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Current press release

Trees created with new methods of genetic engineering to be released for the first time in Sweden

In China, the US and Sweden, new methods of genetic engineering such as CRISPR are being used on forest trees. The first field trials are planned to take place in Sweden with genetically engineered poplars that show a range of genetic changes in their genome that affect flowering, growth, production of branches, leafs and roots. The goal of this type of engineering is to drastically change the phenotype and characteristics of the trees, without any specific purpose being provided.

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Further press releases

05 August 2016

Complaint about the way the EU Commission handles risk research projects

24 July 2016

Health risks of residues from spraying with herbicides not assessed

15 June 2016

“EFSA is unaware of the facts, or seemingly trying to mislead public perception”