The EC’s February positioning over the regulation on NGTs triggered contrasting reactions across European Countries and different sectors. Scientists believe they will help facing the environmental and food security challenges. Some ministers are worried on their impact on small farmers and firms.
On the other hand, the UK adopted the Precision Breeding Bill, which will allow the country to move forward in NGTs research and development, ensuring its competitive advantage on the international market.
Outside Europe, the US are expecting higher government investments on Biotechnologies, while Brazil and Indonesia approved the import and production of BH4 wheat.
Full note available at Farm Europe’s Members site