UK may allow gene editing of crops and livestock following Brexit

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UK may allow gene editing of crops and livestock following Brexit

Non-gene-edited rapeseed rising in a area within the UK

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The UK authorities is exploring the potential for utilizing gene enhancing to change livestock and meals crops, as an example to make crop crops immune to drought and illness. Gene enhancing is strictly regulated within the European Union, in what just about quantities to a ban, however now the UK has left the EU it has some freedom to set its personal guidelines.

The consultation was announced by setting secretary George Eustice on the Oxford Farming Convention on Thursday.

“Gene enhancing is a mechanism to exactly edit the genome …

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