Gene-editing

Teagasc keeps gene-editing under review

Teagasc keeps gene-editing under review

Gene-editing has been hailed by many scientists as representing a quantum leap forward in the field of plant and animal...

April 26, 2021

Rothamsted Research gives gene editing the ‘thumbs-up’

Rothamsted Research gives gene editing the ‘thumbs-up’

Rothamsted Research has submitted its responses to the UK government’s consultation questions on the regulation of gene editing (GE) technologies....

April 15, 2021

MacManus has ‘fear’ for tillage farmers due to Britain’s plans to consult on gene editing

MacManus has ‘fear’ for tillage farmers due to Britain’s plans to consult on gene editing

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus has flagged Britain’s “first attempt to move away from applying EU food standards”, saying that he...

January 8, 2021

Tillage farmers take interest in Nobel Prize winners

Tillage farmers take interest in Nobel Prize winners

Two scientists who developed the CRISPR technique most commonly known as gene-editing were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry last...

October 13, 2020

‘You can’t do everything with IPM’

‘You can’t do everything with IPM’

As is the case at many tillage events of recent times the subject of biotechnology and new plant-breeding techniques came...

September 28, 2020

Will France’s decision to ban certain rapeseed set a trend?

Will France’s decision to ban certain rapeseed set a trend?

France intends to implement a ruling which will mean that the country no longer imports or grows rapeseed such as...

July 11, 2020

Gene-editing to be reviewed by EU in 2021

Gene-editing to be reviewed by EU in 2021

At today’s (Wednesday, May 20) adoption of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy Commissioner Stella Kyriakides stated that the EU...

May 20, 2020

Department of Environment to rule on gene-edited crops

Department of Environment to rule on gene-edited crops

The repercussions of the EU ruling on gene-edited crops rumbles on at EU level. On July 25 last year the...

June 2, 2019

EU gene-editing ruling – ‘virtually impossible to enforce’

EU gene-editing ruling – ‘virtually impossible to enforce’

In an open letter to European member states, 22 organisations representing agricultural and food businesses and organisations across the EU...

May 6, 2019

Debating the GM ruling when horse has bolted

Debating the GM ruling when horse has bolted

It may be a case of closing the gate when the horse has bolted, but some MEPs are now questioning...

January 18, 2019

Gene-editing raising funding in the US

Gene-editing raising funding in the US

INARI is a plant-breeding company in the US which counts gene-editing among the technologies it uses. The company launched in...

August 29, 2018

GM focus: Is fact lost among ‘spurious claims’ in the GM debate?

GM focus: Is fact lost among ‘spurious claims’ in the GM debate?

Many people hear the word biotechnology and they tune out; they think it’s too complicated. They choose to listen to...

August 26, 2018