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Public Consultation Rethinks European Regulations for New Plant Genomic Techniques

The judgement of the European Court of Justice (EUJC) on July 25, 2018 set the precedent that all products derived from new genome modification techniques (NGT) created after 2001 must follow the European regulations for GMOs.

Opinions could be changing, as some officials believe the legal decision was based on administrative rationale, not on scientific analysis. Many countries from the American and Asian continents, as well as the Pacific zone, are opening up to NGTs by embracing regulations adapted to their specific needs.

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