UK Relaxes Regulation on Gene-Edited Crops Despite Public Opposition

The UK government on Wednesday announced rule changes that will make it easier to research and develop “gene-edited” food crops, though it was opposed by nearly 90 percent of respondents to the consultation. The rule changes will allow field trials in England of gene-edited crops without having to go through a licensing process that takes a couple of months and costs researchers £5,000 to £10,000 ($6,700-$13,500), although scientists will still have to inform the Environment Department (Defra) of their work. Ministers made the decision despite 87 percent of individual responses to a government consultation raising concerns over the risk of gene-editing and calling for it to continue to be regulated as genetically modified organisms (GMO). The government said gene-editing, which involves the manipulation of genes within a single species or genus, is less risky than GMO, in which DNA from one species is introduced to a different one. Despite public …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Next Post

Seduced by Saint Laurent? Us Too

Wed Sep 29 , 2021
Post Content   

Chief Editor

Johny Watshon

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur

Quick Links

Newsletter Signup

Sign up now and never miss a thing!

You're Signed Up!

Now that you are signed up, we will send you exclusive offers periodically.