• NGTs: New challenges for risk assessment

    First comprehensive overview of NGT applications in bacteria, algae and animals used in food production A recent study published by scientists from Austria and by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation provides a first comprehensive overview of new genetic engineering (NGT) applications in bacteria, algae and animals used for food production. It shows that…


  • Discussion about field trials with genetically engineered plants in the EU

    Disruption of NGT rice field trials in Italy According to media reports, a field trial in Italy with rice obtained from new genetic engineering (NGTs) was damaged intentionally. Currently it seems unclear who is responsible for this activity, it is also not known why it happened. Some social media users have used the incident as…


  • NGT plants: Joint Statement for scientifically based risk assessment

    Warning that Belgian government wants to rush through a radical deregulation Today, European organisations, including environmental organisations, farmers, beekeepers and Non-GE food producers, released a joint statement, calling for a robust and scientifically based regulation for plants obtained by new genetic engineering (also called new genomic techniques, NGT). The organisations call upon the EU Member…


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