New genetic engineering and ‘genome editing’

Input to the public consultation on the “Scientific Opinion on New developments in biotechnology applied to microorganisms”

TESTBIOTECH Background 08 – 04 – 2024 SummaryThe draft opinion issued by EFSA (2024) correctly identifies several deficiencies in current guidance for the risk assessment of genetically engineered (GE) microorganisms. New genomic techniques (NGTs, new genetic engineering) and synthetic biology will enable companies to develop a broad range of GE microorganisms. Therefore, the existing EFSA weiterlesen

Risk assessment of NGT plants: Overview of initial findings and recommendations regarding the ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques and their food and feed’

TESTBIOTECH Background 18-7-2023

The proposal of the EU Commission should be rejected unless it undergoes major revision and amendments. If the proposal is fundamentally revised and amended, the following points should be implemented: 1. Category 1 of the proposal should be deleted;2. Category 2 should be amended and applied to all domesticated NGT plants that cannot persist, spread weiterlesen

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