European Union: European Commission Publishes Roadmap on Legislative Initiative for Plants Produced by Certain Genome Editing Techniques

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   E42021-0070

On September 24, 2021, the European Commission published its roadmap to develop a legislative initiative for plants produced by certain genome editing techniques. This initiative will propose a legal framework for plants obtained by targeted mutagenesis and cisgenesis and for their food and feed products. The policy roadmap is based on the findings of a Commission study on new genomic techniques, which was published on April 29, 2021. The publication of the roadmap is a first step in the legislative process. It begins with a 4-week consultation period to provide feedback, which ends on October 22, 2021. A more comprehensive public consultation process will take place in 2022.

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