Europe 'dictating' how we grow food in GMO ruling

Mike Foley
By Mike Foley
August 1 2018 - 7:00pm
Gene editing may be able to combat the parasitic witchweed, or striga, that decimates important cereal crops in Africa, such as millet, pictured here.

The European Court of Justice’s ruling that genome editing techniques be classified as genetic engineering will harm prospects for developing economies to improve crop technologies which could reduce global health problems and boost financial security.

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Mike Foley

Mike Foley

National rural reporter

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