Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety shared his enthusiasm for open discussion on the potential of gene editing during his speech last week at CRISPRcon, in Wagenineng, The Netherlands on 20-21 June
An alarming report early this year from European climate researchers, published in the renowned journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), questioned the climate resilience of modern wheat varieties (htt
Brussels, 23 April 2019: 22 European business organisations jointly call upon member states and the European Commission to initiate a legislative change that provides innovation-friendly rules for plant breeding.
CRISPRcon: Conversations on Science, Society and the Future of Gene Editing returns on June 20-21 in Wageningen, the Netherlands, to advance broad dialogue on whether and how gene editing technologies should make the transition from the lab into society at-large.
All the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), their supervisors, partner organisations and external board advisors involved in the EIPIN Innovation Society, an EU-funded Horizon 2020 research project, met on March 12, 2019 in Brussels for the
MEP Christopher Fjellner is organising an event entitled "Rest in Peace Plant Breeding Innovation in the EU after the ECJ Ruling?" on Wednesday, 6th of February 2019, from 16h30 to 18h30 at the European Parliament in Brussels.
On December 5, 2018, in an oral hearing on a patent on pepper plants, the European Patent Office declared the new rule 28(2) invalid paving the way again for patents being granted on plants obtained by essentially biological processes.
This OECD report provides an in-depth assessment of structural changes in global markets for seed and biotechnology based on new data on market concentration across a broad range of countries and crops, and considers potential policy responses.
Last week, UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) graduated the fourth class with a session in Davis, California. Over last two years, during the six sessions held in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands; Angers, France; Gatersleben, Germany; Gent, Belgium; Almeria, Sp