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Genetic modification (GMO)
As the warning of climate change becomes ever more pressing and our growing global population places a strain on resilient food sources, could gene editing offer a sustainable solution to secure the future of our food system or will there be unintended consequences?
Researchers in Japan have identified the green which causes leaf-browning in sorghum after it has been treated with pesticides, paving the way for breeding improvements.
Food Standards Agency (FSA) Chief Scientific Advisor, Robin May, discusses the newly published ‘Consumer perceptions of genome edited food’ report, ahead of DEFRA’s announcement of next steps for the regulation of genetic technologies.
Researchers from the Universities of Göttingen and British Columbia have investigated the acceptability of five different countries towards changes in genome editing.
The fruits of one of the world’s oldest known cultivated trees, olives have long been revered for both their strong unique taste and health benefits. New research from China has now paved the way for enhancement of these qualities to satisfy their high demand.
Attorneys Samuel Jockel and Rachel Lowe explain what regulated entities need be mindful of with the upcoming NBFDS compliance deadline.
An international team of researchers have raised the alarm over stalled adoption of biotechnologies, which they argue would otherwise improve future food security.
The study also found that the way in which the topic of gene editing is presented to consumers can have an impact on their response.
Robin May, Chief Scientific Advisor at The Food Standards Agency (FSA), discusses DEFRA’s consultation into the regulation of genetic technologies and urges the public’s participation in the scheme.
A bacterium which makes rice plants more resistant to disease has been discovered in the seeds of a crop in China.
Senior Vice President of Research and Development for PepsiCo Europe, Sean Westcott, discusses sustainable farming and why a greater level of co-operation is required between invested parties to make real change happen.
The organic certification body fears that gene editing and genetic modification are not suitable solutions to what it has called the “ecological crisis”.