Update from the EU: Plant breeding innovation
On 28th April, the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) published an “Explanatory Note on New Techniques in Agricultural Biotechnology” (link here). The document was drafted upon request of European Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis (DG Santé - Health and Food Safety). Its purpose is to inform the reader about the nature and characteristics of new breeding techniques (NBTs), and where these are similar/different to conventional breeding techniques (CBT) and established techniques of genetic modification (ETGM). Especially for IGTC participants, the paper has been reviewed by Chief Science Advisor and can be found on the IGTC Intranet (participants only).
For more information about the IGTC's Policy Teams and Working Groups contact the IGTC Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not miss! IGTC global webinars on plant breeding innovation
Exclusively for the IGTC’s plant breeding innovation policy team, a series of webinars is taking place with experts from around the world to inform IGTC thinking and strategy going forward. The first took place on Wednesday, 26th April with the Biotechnology Project at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Coming up will be sessions with experts from Japan, EU, Latin America and Australia.
Grain trade leaders and participants in IGTC wishing to join the Plant Breeding Innovation Policy Team should write to the IGTC Secretariat: email@example.com