Proposal of European Regulation on plants produced by certain New Genomic Techniques (NGTs)


A European law proposal is on the table to authorise the cultivation of NGT plants. These are plants created by the targeted application of new genomic techniques (NGT), such as CRISPR. If this law is adopted, NGT plants could dominate European agriculture in the near future. In this new advice report, the Superior Health Council weighs up the potential against the risks, and welcomes the existence of a separate legal framework.