EPSO publishes a first reaction to the Court of Justice of the EU ruling regarding mutagenesis and the GMO Directive in which European Plant Scientists express their disappointment on the ruling which classifies plants obtained by recent techniques such as CRISPR-Cas9-mediated genome editing as GMO that are subject to extensive pre-market risk evaluations. It is contrary to scientific evidence and as it stands now, it very likely will prevent the use in Europe of such technologies to address food and nutritional security and a more positive impact of agriculture on the environment. EPSO offers to collaborate with policy makers to develop an appropriate regulation addressing the issue of how a product of NBTs differs from those achieved with other breeding approaches to balance potential benefits and risks. See brief statements from EPSO members and partners on the ECJ ruling regarding mutagenesis and GMO Directive.
- Register for the 28th EPSO Plant Science Seminar – the 14th December 2023 seminar will focus on the “The Cutting Edge of Cell Imaging in Plants” 29/11/2023
- EPSO 4th Workshop ‘Addressing the Nutritional Security goal in the context of climate change’ online on 4th December 2023 – registration deadline 1.12.2023 27/11/2023
- EPSO Newsletter Autumn 2023 issue – featuring EPSO’s response to EC’s NGT plants proposal, General Meeting in Düsseldorf, EPSO Young Plant Scientist award 2024, Working Groups, members’ news, jobs, events & more! 23/11/2023