Washington Grapples with a Thorny Question: What Is a GMO Anyway?

Mike Orcutt, May 26, 2016, MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601538/washington-grapples-with-a-thorny-question-what-is-a-gmo-anyway/

Gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR, have made it increasingly difficult to distinguish between traditionally bred and genetically modified crops leading to the need for new regulatory guidelines.  The National Academies of Science recently released a report providing guidelines for a new regulatory framework that judges the novelty of a crop and not the process under which it was created.  This is especially important as the USDA has recently stated that CRISPR edited crops will not be regulated like traditional GMOs.

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