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Support for crop gene editing in UK, Europe grows as legislators aim to expand sustainable farming

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Asked about the potential for biotech and gene editing in the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), the EU’s new flagship ...
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EU officials open to ‘science-based’ decision making on CRISPR crops, USDA’s Sonny Perdue says

EurActiv | 
When it comes to food, EU policymakers should make science-based decisions if they want to help European their farmers tackle ...

French seed firm strikes gene editing licensing deal, despite CRISPR’s uncertain future in EU

EurActiv | 
Despite the ongoing legal uncertainty over the future of new plant breeding innovation in Europe, US agricultural company Corteva Agriscience ...
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EU Health Commissioner: Let’s talk about GMOs, CRISPR, because 100-year-old farming methods aren’t sustainable

EurActiv | 
“We cannot achieve sustainability with the exact same production models that we used 100 years ago when all the other ...

Bayer: No glyphosate alternative will ‘magically’ appear in next 5 years

EurActiv | 
In the next five years, no alternative to glyphosate is going to “magically” appear in the market, Dr Bob Reiter, ...
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Plant breeders will move CRISPR gene-editing programs out of EU without updated regulations, industry group says

EurActiv | 
A number of breeding companies have promised to relocate their advanced mutagenesis breeding programs outside Europe and others will follow ...
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Viewpoint: Biotech industry should rebuild EU’s trust in science to foster farming innovation

EurActiv | 
The global environmental challenges are changing too fast and we therefore need speedy reactions too, including innovative plant breeding technologies ...
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EU health commissioner calls for updated CRISPR-edited crop rules

EurActiv | 
The ‘new plant breeding techniques’ need new EU legislation that takes into account the latest advanced technologies, EU Health Commissioner ...

Agriculture commissioner says EU must decide if ‘science or politics’ will drive gene-edited crop regulations

EurActiv | 
The European governments have to decide whether science or politics are applied when it comes to issues such as new ...
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Toxic organic pesticides pose surprising challenge to pro-environment politicians

EurActiv | 
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released fresh data which re-confirms the toxicity of copper compounds, pesticides that are ...
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Could the rise of New Breeding Techniques like CRISPR soften opposition to crop biotechnology?

EurActiv | 
“Mother Nature” is changing quickly and this requires the adoption of technology-driven solutions that will help both growers and consumers, ...

EU food safety chief: Reelection—not reality—motivated Europe’s anti-glyphosate politicians

EurActiv | 
Some politicians spoke “loudly” against glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, before their elections but came back to reality ...

European Seeds Association: Foods made with new breeding techniques shouldn’t be labeled

EurActiv | 
Labelling products that result from the so-called new plant breeding techniques would provide little new information and would therefore make ...
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Italian politician calls on EU to embrace new plant breeding techniques to cut farming’s environmental impact

EurActiv | 
The new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) are a major opportunity to move toward sustainable agriculture and simultaneously ensure food quality ...
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Future of New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) in EU depends on European Court of Justice’s looming decision

EurActiv | 
The future of new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) at the EU level lies in the European Court of Justice’s interpretation ...
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EU health commissioner: Neonicotinoid, glyphosate decisions show European regulations consistent, science-based

EurActiv | 
No one can blame the European Commission of being in the hands of industry lobbies, as in both the glyphosate ...

European farmers push EU to emulate USDA in not regulating CRISPR and other new crop breeding techniques

EurActiv | 
European farmers warned EU policymakers on [April 10] to take immediate action and encourage innovative new plant breeding techniques following the ...
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European Commission faces increasing political pressure to back neonicotinoid insecticides ban to protect bees

EurActiv | 
EU lawmakers have urged the European Commission to convince member states to back its proposal to ban neonicotinoids and avoid ...
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Greece approves glyphosate herbicide for 5 years, reversing prior position supporting rejection by EU

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The Greek ministry of agriculture officially approved on Tuesday (6 March) the re-authorisation of the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, ...
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New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) needed to improve protein crops, says European farmers group

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There is a need to maintain the EU’s main source of protein feed that are the co-product of biofuels, the ...
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EU seeks ‘clarity’ on court’s recommendation not to regulate new crop breeding techniques as GMOs

EurActiv | 
The European Commission expects “important” clarity on the scope of GMO legislation ahead of a Court ruling on new plant ...
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Trade disruption: Fears grow that EU glyphosate herbicide ban could upend global food markets

EurActiv | 
A possible glyphosate ban entails the risk of trade disruption to food imports from third countries, in case the EU ...
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EU farmers union: Glyphosate herbicide renewal dispute ‘undermines’ Europe’s scientific credibility

EurActiv | 
EU farmers’ union Copa-Cogeca has rejected the Commission’s revised proposal for a five year re-authorisation of glyphosate, claiming that such ...
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European Commission works to garner support for glyphosate herbicide re-authorization

EurActiv | 
The European Commission is exploring ways to bridge the gap between different member state requests regarding the re-authorization of the ...

Politics infuses pending EU decision over glyphosate reapproval

EurActiv | 
The European Commission stands ready to insert a clause referring to biodiversity in the glyphosate renewal proposal if it is ...
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Netherlands wants CRISPR gene-edited crops exempt from Europe’s GMO laws

EurActiv | 
The Netherlands believes the new plant breeding techniques should not come under the GMO legislation as they are as safe ...
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French farmers warn glyphosate pesticide ban would halt conservation agriculture

EurActiv | 
[France’s Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot] reiterated Paris’ opposition to the re-authorisation of Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup. A vote on the ...

Nobel laureate: EU politicians bow to uninformed public in opposing biotech crops

EurActiv | 
Sir Richard Roberts is an English biochemist and molecular biologist. A Nobel Laureate, he is the signatory of the 100+ Nobel Laureates letter supporting ...
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