Testbiotech is releasing a new video clip about the first mushroom to be created through having its genome manipulated by CRISPR-Cas. It is worldwide the first CRISPR organism to be approved for use in food production. Because no additional genes were inserted, the regulatory authorities did not request a detailed risk assessment.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7QP_j6gx4Y 

Most important topics:
Genetically engineered soybeans: General Court of the European Union strengthens the precautionary principle / Genome editing: Legal expert criticises opinion of Attorney General of the EuCJ / EFSA strengthens independence rules / Testbiotech Science Blog / Genetically engineered plants give rise to a new dimension in environmental risk

Overview of topics

 

Current Issues and Activities
Health risks of GMOs: General Court of the European Union strengthens the precautionary principle

Opinion of the Attorney General of the EUCJ regarding genome editing (I): Threat of significant loopholes in EU regulation for genetically engineered organisms

Opinion of the Attorney General of the EUCJ regarding genome editing (II): Legal expert criticises opinion of the Attorney General

EFSA and industry united in ‘EFSI’

EFSA strengthens independence rules

Testbiotech comment on maize 4114 (Pioneer DuPont)

Testbiotech comment on maize MON 87403 (Monsanto)

Testbiotech comment on cotton GHB614 x LLCotton25 x MON15985 (Bayer CropScience)

Testbiotech comment on maize 5307 (Syngenta)

Testbiotech comment on maize 1507 x 59122 x MON810 x NK603

Testbiotech comment on oilseed rape MS8, RF3 and MS8×RF3

Testbiotech publishes report on the amendment of EU Regulation 178/2002

 

Scientific news
Experts confirm differences between genome editing and mutation breeding

New “Science Blog” to analyse publications on the risks of genetically engineered organisms

Feeding study with genetically engineered maize NK603 does not provide evidence of adverse effects on the health of rats

Research reveals new dimension in environmental risk brought about by genetically engineered plants

Data on 'Golden Rice' not sufficient to show health safety and indicate low benefits

 

News from EFSA
GMO Panel: New members announced

Literature review of baseline information on RNAi to support the environmental risk assessment of RNAi‐based GM plants

Annual post‐market environmental monitoring report on the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON 810 in 2016

Two EFSA publications on residues in glyphosate-tolerant crops

Explanatory note on the selection of forage material suitable for the risk assessment of GM feed of plant origin

Assessment of genetically modified maize NK603 x MON810 for renewal of authorisation (Monsanto)

 

Authorisations:
EU Commission grants authorisation for imports of genetically engineered soybeans

 

Scarica Testbiotech EU Newsletter 1/2018 (July 2018)