Presentation given by Prof. Prakash at the Virtual Workshop on Innovative Biotechnologies and Regulatory Approaches organized by the United States Department of Agriculture and the US Embassy in Rome (June 8, 2021).
Agbiotech supporters and opponents have been waiting for months for the opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, hoping that it would settle the fateful question: do edited plants follow the same legislation as GMOs? The answer, however, does not appear to be conclusive and has been variously interpreted. Nature, The Scientist, and The Guardian are cautiously optimistic, but this Euractiv article is even more interesting. Uncertainty is the prevailing mood in this field. Continue reading →