Position paper on the opportunities and risks of applying genome editing in agriculture

Responsible Use of New Genetic Engineering Techniques

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The European Court of Justice ruled that new genetic engineering techniques such as genome editing and the resulting organisms that are created are covered by the GMO Directive. In a new position paper, the Oeko-Institut emphasises that there is now a need for an informed analysis of opportunities and risks and a social evaluation to ensure responsible use of the techniques in future.