INT – A GENE-EDITED FUTURE
Source: The Western Producer – 04 June 2020
Two and half decades after herbicide-resistant canola came onto the market, scientists have now adopted newer techniques to design crops. That’s because the new technologies are more efficient and partly because the strict regulations on GM crops have become a barrier to innovation.
The beginning of the gene editing era and the demise of transgenic crops may have officially occurred in the middle of May [when] the United States Department of Agriculture announced its final rule to modernize biotechnology regulations for plant breeding.
In simple terms, the USDA will now treat gene editing the same as conventional plant breeding.