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  • EU member states fail to find compromise on the future regulation of NGT plants

    Deal proposed by the Belgian Presidency not accepted The attempt by the Belgian Council Presidency to reach a compromise on the future regulation of plants obtained from new genetic engineering (NGT) failed last week. The European Commission had originally proposed that most NGT plants could in future be marketed without mandatory risk assessment. The Belgian…

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  • EU Council to discuss a compromise for the future regulation of NGT plants

    Draft text conflates economic aspects with issues related to health safety and the environment The EU Member States will try to reach a compromise on the future regulation of plants obtained from new genetic engineering (NGT) at a meeting in Brussels scheduled for tomorrow. The proposal originally drawn up by the EU Commission envisages most…

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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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