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27.10.2023 |

Rules for New Genomic Techniques

Position Paper October 2023 Consumers

On July 5, 2023, the European Commission published a proposed regulation that provides for new regulations for plants produced using new genetic engineering (NGT). The EU Commission divides NGT plants into two categories with different requirements. NGT Category 1 plants are classified like conventionally grown plants. According to the draft regulation, there is no risk assessment for human health and the environment for this category, no labeling for consumers as a genetically modified organism, no traceability of genetic engineering along the value chain and no detection procedures.