A Welcome Proposal to Amend the GMO Legislation of the EU

Dennis Eriksson, Wendy Harwood, Per Hofvander, Huw Jones, Peter Rogowsky, Eva Stöger , Richards G. F. Visser

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Is the European Union (EU) regulatory framework for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) adequate for emerging techniques, such as genome editing? This has been discussed extensively for more than 10 years. A recent proposal from The Netherlands offers a way to break the deadlock. Here, we discuss how the proposal would affect examples from public plant research
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1100-1103
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number11
Early online date25 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2018


  • new plant breeding techniques
  • gene editing
  • GMO
  • EU Directive
  • European Union
  • Organisms, Genetically Modified/growth & development
  • Agriculture/legislation & jurisprudence


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