New ruling could pave the way for genetically altered produce
GET READY FOR SOME WEIRD AND WONDERFUL NEW FRUIT AND VEG.
Gene editing has been a debatable topic for years, but US researchers have been given the green light to genetically alter crops and plants. With one country opening the doors to this controversial technique, others are soon to follow. In fact, the European Court of Justice deemed that agriculture shouldn’t be regulated by the same rules as those governing genetically altered animals. Earlier this year, Australia was also ready to change laws governing gene editing, especially in the agriculture and health sector. The changes could lead to fast-growing, drought- and disease-resistant crops. And, hypothetically, it also means a new generation of weird-looking fruit and veg could be appearing in the produce aisle of your local supermarket a possibility.