Biotech Updates

BBSRC Scientists Recommend Trait-based Assessment of Biotech Crops

November 5, 2014

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) released a position statement on new techniques on genetic improvement of crops together with GM regulations that can be adopted by the EU. BBSRC recommends trait-based system in assessment of GM crops, instead of focusing on the techniques used in the transformation because the boundaries between established genetic modification (GM) and non-GM techniques will become increasingly blurred as techniques develop. BBSRC also urged policy makers to be knowledgeable about the costs of not introducing proper regulatory processes.

Read the position paper at