GC Team Contributes to UK POSTnote on Genome Edited Food Crops

The Government Chemist and his team contributed to a POSTnote on genome edited food crops


POSTnotes are four-page briefings which review emerging areas of research and are produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.


Julian Braybrook, Selvarani Elahi and Malcolm Burns contributed to a UK POSTnote on genome edited food crops, published on 24 January.


Genome editing is a technological process which creates the possibility of making precise alterations in the DNA of food crop plants. The POSTnote describes genome editing technology, identifies which food crops are currently undergoing editing and why, describes the regulation and registration of genome-edited food crops, discusses issues around trade and describes stakeholder views about the technology.


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