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Gene editing of British produce could hamper exports to the EU

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The body representing food and drink manufacturing in the UK warns there could be “barriers” to exporting English farmed foods if gene editing is allowed. The government has launched a consultation on whether to green light the process, which it says could allow farmers to grow crops that perform better and reduce impact on the environment.
The process is highly restricted in the EU, after the European Court of Justice ruled in 2018 that gene editing must come under the same strict rules as genetic modification.The Food and Drinks Federation (FDF) has welcomed the consultation – but told Sky News …

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