Unlocking the power of gene editing

 The government has announced new plans to unlock the power of gene editing, seizing the opportunities of leaving the EU to help our farmers grow more resistant, nutritious and productive crops. 

  • Gene editing could help tackle some of the biggest challenges we faces – around food security, climate change and biodiversity loss – and outside of the EU, we can now make the most of this opportunity.
  • The new plans announced today will make plant breeding more precise and efficient, helping farmers to grow crops that are more nutritious, resistant to pests and disease, and more beneficial to the environment.
  • This will help to support the production of healthier food while reducing impacts on the environment as we build back better and greener.


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