New legislation from DEFRA will make it easier for researchers on Norwich Research Park to undertake plant-based research and development, using genetic technologies such as gene editing. These new rule changes are made possible by the UK’s departure from the EU, where stricter restrictions on this type of research are still in place. Farmers will benefit from these changes, as new varieties of crops similar to those created through slower traditional breeding processes will unlock opportunities to grow crops which are more nutritious, and which require less pesticide use.
To read the government’s full article on the new legislation click here.
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