Scientists call for new European regulations for GMO
Today, on the anniversary of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision on plant breeding with gene-editing, an open letter was sent to the Swedish European parliamentarians and the Swedish government. It calls for an expedited change of the European legislation for genetically modified organisms. It has been signed by leaders of 14 Swedish universities/research centres, royal science academies or research financiers as representatives of the independent Swedish research community.
In an open letter to Swedish European parlamentarians and the government, scientists call for action to change EU's legislation on genetically modified organisms.
“The decision of the European Court of Justice has such far-reaching consequences for research and for a more sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture that the Swedish science community found it necessary to react strongly to try to achieve a change in legislation”, says Stefan Jansson, professor at Umeå University, who coordinated the letter.