Public consultation: EU legislation on new genomic techniques (NGT)
The European Commission has opened a public consultation on future EU legislation for plants produced by certain new genomic techniques. The consultation period is from April 29, 2022 to July 22, 2022 (midnight Brussels time).
The initiative on plants produced by certain new genomic techniques concerns citizens and stakeholders (e.g. national and European public authorities, breeders, farmers and other economic operators in the agri-food chain, universities and researchers , non-governmental organisations), both inside and outside the EU, covering a wide range of interests in the fields of agriculture, food and feed, plants, environment, sustainability, biotechnology in general and the application of targeted mutagenesis and cisgenesis to plants, including their food and feed products, in particular.
Why does the European Commission consult
The Commission is preparing a policy initiative on plants obtained by targeted mutagenesis and cisgenesis. It will also cover food and feed derived from these plants. The initiative aims at appropriate regulatory oversight for the plant products concerned, ensuring a high level of protection of human and animal health and the environment, and enabling innovation and the contribution of plants obtained by safe NGT to the objectives of the European Green Deal and the farm to fork strategy. This public consultation is an important source of information for the Commission’s initiative. It aims to collect the views of citizens and stakeholders on the operation of current GMO legislation for plants obtained by targeted mutagenesis and cisgenesis and their products intended for human and animal consumption, i.e. say under current GMO legislation, and on potential options for a new framework.
For more info and to participate: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13119-Legislation-for-plants-produced-by-certain-new-genomic-techniques/public-consultation_en