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  • First European patent granted on CRISPR pigs

    Genus is planning market introduction of genetically engineered pigs in the near future In April 2024, the European Patent Office (EPO) granted the first ever patent on CRISPR pigs, which are supposedly resistant to a virus known to cause serious problems in pig fattening. The pigs are intended for use in food production (EP3331355). The…

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  • Testbiotech is calling for an end to the cultivation of GE maize MON810

    New data on outcrossing of transgenes In its contribution to the annual stockholders’ meeting held by Bayer (Germany), Testbiotech will be calling for an end to the cultivation in the EU of genetically engineered (GE) maize MON810. This GE maize produces an insecticidal protein. New research published by Spanish scientists is the reason for the…

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  • NGT plants: EFSA overlooked most powerful and risky applications

    Testbiotech warns EU Commission and Parliament of severe consequences 17 April 2024 / The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has overlooked extremely powerful and risky applications of new genetic engineering (NGTs) on plants. This is particularly worrying as EFSA is responsible for correctly informing the EU institutions about the risks associated with NGT plants. If…

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