The UK Announces New Legislation To Allow Precision Crop Breeding - A Move Welcomed By Scientists And The National Farmers Union

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The UK government has announced plans to allow the use of precision breeding techniques, which it says will help boost food security.

The UK government has announced plans to allow the use of precision breeding techniques, which it says will help boost food security. The UK government has announced plans to allow the use of precision breeding techniques, which it says will help boost food security.
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The UK government has announced plans to allow the use of precision breeding techniques, which it says will help boost food security. The new legislation will allow for the regulation and authorisation of foods and animal feed using the technology.

The move has been welcomed by scientists, who say that the technology is urgently needed to address future food security threats. Precision breeding techniques involve the use of DNA editing and other methods to improve crops. The UK is home to some of the world's leading research institutions in this area, and the new legislation will enable their scientists to use their expertise to make farming more resilient and our food healthier and more sustainable.

This is different to genetic modification (GM) techniques, where foreign genes are introduced into an organism. The government says that the new legislation will not allow for GM techniques to be used on animals, as there is no regulatory system in place to safeguard animal welfare.

The announcement has been welcomed by the National Farmers Union (NFU), which says that the technology has the potential to offer a number of benefits to UK food production. NFU Vice President David Exwood said: "This science-based legislative change has the potential to offer a number of benefits to UK food production and to the environment."

Director of Science at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, Lesley Torrance, added: "These crops are urgently needed to address future food security which is threatened by climate change and pests, and to help reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases from agriculture whilst maintaining crop yields."

The James Hutton Institute uses precision breeding techniques to speed the development of new crop varieties. Torrance said: "We welcome both the focus of the Bill which is on the assessment of the properties of the new crop and not the process used to develop it; and the transparency of this information which will be held on a public register."

The government says that the new legislation will not allow for GM techniques to be used on animals, as there is no regulatory system in place to safeguard animal welfare.

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The UK government has announced plans to allow the use of precision breeding techniques, which it says will help boost food security. The new legislation will allow for the regulation and authorisation of foods and animal feed using the technology.

The move has been welcomed by scientists, who say that the technology is urgently needed to address future food security threats. Precision breeding techniques involve the use of DNA editing and other methods to improve crops. The UK is home to some of the world's leading research institutions in this area, and the new legislation will enable their scientists to use their expertise to make farming more resilient and our food healthier and more sustainable.

This is different to genetic modification (GM) techniques, where foreign genes are introduced into an organism. The government says that the new legislation will not allow for GM techniques to be used on animals, as there is no regulatory system in place to safeguard animal welfare.

The announcement has been welcomed by the National Farmers Union (NFU), which says that the technology has the potential to offer a number of benefits to UK food production. NFU Vice President David Exwood said: "This science-based legislative change has the potential to offer a number of benefits to UK food production and to the environment."

Director of Science at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, Lesley Torrance, added: "These crops are urgently needed to address future food security which is threatened by climate change and pests, and to help reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases from agriculture whilst maintaining crop yields."

The James Hutton Institute uses precision breeding techniques to speed the development of new crop varieties. Torrance said: "We welcome both the focus of the Bill which is on the assessment of the properties of the new crop and not the process used to develop it; and the transparency of this information which will be held on a public register."

The government says that the new legislation will not allow for GM techniques to be used on animals, as there is no regulatory system in place to safeguard animal welfare.

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