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Gene scissor CRISPR being used to produce pesticide-resistant honey bees

In February 2019, the first paper on using CRISPR technology to produce pesticide-resistant honeybees was published in South Korea. Ostensibly, this is intended to ‘protect’ the bees from insecticides. This is further not just a one-off case: more and more stakeholders are interested in promoting genetically engineered organisms to ‘protect’ endangered species. Ultimately, it means that wild populations might be replaced by genetically ‘optimised’ organisms.

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Further press releases

23 May 2019
Outgoing EU Commission might approve several controversial applications before handing over
26 February 2019
Corteva maize is resistant to four herbicides and produces several insecticides – combinatorial effects not tested
01 February 2019
Resolutions concern plants from Bayer and Syngenta intended for food and feed
03 January 2019
Risks to the immune system and combinatorial effects untested