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4. Open statement on Genome Editing in Plant Science

Exactly one year after the decision of the European Justice Court, more than 100 European research institutions renewed their call to enable genome editing for sustainable agriculture and food production.

The steering committee of GASB fully supports this statement. We hope that, in the light of the global problems of climate change, population growth and land usage, its arguments are taken seriously into account and help to balance the perception of potential risks from using this technology versus the potential risks of not using this technology.

The statement of the European research institutions can be downloaded here, in both German and English.