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A comparison of the EU regulatory approach to directed mutagenesis with that of other jurisdictions, consequences for international trade and potential steps forward

Eriksson, D; Kershen, Drew; Nepomuceno, Alexandre; Pogson, Barry; Prieto, Humberto; Purnhagen, Kai; Smyth, Stuart; Wesseler, Justus; Whelan, Agustina


A special regulatory regime applies to products of recombinant nucleic acid modifications. A ruling from the European Court of Justice has interpreted this regulatory regime in a way that it also applies to emerging mutagenesis techniques. Elsewhere regulatory progress is also ongoing. In 2015, Argentina launched a regulatory framework, followed by Chile in 2017 and recently Brazil and Colombia. In March 2018, the USDA announced that it will not regulate genome‐edited plants differently if they...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: New Phytologist
DOI: 10.1111/nph.15627


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