Companies seek clarity on breeding innovation to stay in EU

Gene editing being outlawed by the European Court of Justice last year made, and keeps on making, for tough discussion between pro and cons. Reason for Euractiv to investigate the possible flight of breeding companies to other parts of the world, thereby trying to valuate the possible set back for the European part of the industry. Apparently, 'a number of breeding companies have promised to relocate their advanced mutagenesis breeding programmes outside Europe and others will follow if nothing is done to change EU rules', Garlich von Essen, the secretary-general of the European Seed Association (ESA), told in an interview. 

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