Synthetic gene technologies applied in plants and animals used for food production

Overview on patent applications on new techniques for genetic engineering and risks associated with these methods
Christoph Then
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New conflicts of interest at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

“Revolving doors with industry are fast becoming EFSA´s main entrance”
Monday, 21 March 2016

In a letter to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Testbiotech is urging its executive Director Bernhard Url, to take measures to safeguard EFSA's independence and restore its credibility. The letter was prompted by the fact that in January Barbara Gallani was appointed EFSA communications director. Ms Gallani is currently serving as chief scientist at the UK food industry lobby group, the Food and Drink Federation and will take up her position at EFSA without any cooling-off period. Risk communication is one of the most important tasks undertaken by EFSA.

63 Teosinte growing in Spain

Teosinte growing in Spain


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