In the United Kingdom, on projectsGenetic editing (NBT) are now in public consultation. They are presented by George Eustais, on Thursday January 7, 2021 British Secretary of State for Environment In his speech at the Oxford Agricultural Conference.
A potential “stifled” by the European Union
He believes that a 2018 decision of the European Court of Justice blocked his “capacity”, which is incomplete and stunts progress “.” Now that we have left the European Union, we are free to make relevant political decisions. On the basis of science and evidence. And it starts with these consultations, ”said George Eustais.
“Gene editing is different from genetic modification. In which there is talk of bringing DNA from one species to another, which is remembered by George Eustice. genetically modified organisms Therefore DNA of different species is not included And produce only those changes that can be done slowly using traditional breeding methods. “
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So that we can meet the challenges of our time
“This technique has the potential to exploit the genetic resources provided by nature, so that it can be in order.” Meet the challenges of our time ”, she added. These include choosing more efficient crops, reducing costs for farmers, and impact on the environment., And we help everyone adapt to the challenges Climate change. »
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