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 resulted from traditional cross- and combination breeding should therefore be classified as nature-identical. Separate regulation is not necessary.
Plants that resulted 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 & Co. KGaA 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.