Let’s talk about the future: New breeding methods and genome editing in agriculture
Plants bred using new breeding methods such as genome editing that could have grown spontaneously in nature or could have resulted from traditional cross- and combination breeding should be classified as nature-identical. Separate regulation is not necessary.
Plants that result from a targeted transfer of foreign genes or genetic components, on the other hand, fall under the Genetic Engineering Act of the European Union.
Classic and new procedures that produce nature-identical plants currently take priority in our product development for Europe. This is our aim and our commitment. What our customers and society as a whole require from us as a plant breeder is the guiding principle of our actions. These requirements differ in each of the 70 countries in which KWS SAAT SE operates. It is therefore always important to find the right solution for a wide range of requirements. Plants should generally be evaluated based on their properties.