International Stakeholder Dialogue
International stakeholder dialogue
Focus topic Genome Editing
Why is genome editing an opportunity for more sustainable agriculture?
What are the options for breeding crops that are more resistant to diseases and pests in a shorter space of time? Why can plants bred by certain genome editing methods be considered nature-identical? What else is needed when using genome editing?
Dr Hagen Duenbostel, spokesman of the Executive Board, and Dr Léon Broers, board member for research and breeding, answer these and other questions in the video. Their bottom line: To make progress towards sustainable agriculture, a careful balance should be struck between scientific innovation and regulatory requirements. "Otherwise, in plant breeding, we will slow down the progress that we believe is relevant to society worldwide," says Dr Léon Broers.