Position papers

EuropaBio Statement on court ruling that impacts genome-edited products

EuropaBio calls for change, following court ruling that impacts genome-edited products

 

Brussels, 29 November 2018. The European biotechnology industry warns that the recent EU court ruling impacting many products made with genome editing could cause European life science innovation to effectively come to a halt. This would hinder EU sustainability and competitiveness ambitions, from the delivery of innovative bio-based products to sustainable food and certain healthcare solutions. EuropaBio calls for science-based, predictable and proportionate rules, instead of disproportionate regulatory requirements, when the very same products could also be obtained through earlier breeding or classical mutagenesis methods or could simply result from spontaneous processes in nature. 

Read the full statement below.