Since the ruling of the Court of Justice of the EU of 2018, which placed
genome-edited crops under the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
legislation, the scientific community has passionately debated the
future of these new breeding techniques.
/‚??Widening public discourse//on innovation in genome-editing for crop
improvement is a key responsibility of the scientific community,
including academies across Europe. While these new techniques offer
exciting opportunities, it remains vital to see the bigger picture and
to also consider public perceptions and cultural differences. This
report summarises these diverse strands of research and aims to provide
a comprehensive overview to European policymakers and the
public.‚?Ě/states Prof. Antonio Loprieno, President of ALLEA.