Germany: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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Public rejection of genetically engineered (GE) plants in Germany is widespread; there is no commercial GE crop production and practically no foods labeled as Genetically Modified Organisms (“GMO”) on the market. Despite this, Germany is home to world-class companies that develop and supply GE seeds globally. The decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the regulation of genome editing puts the future of the domestic plant breeding sector in jeopardy. Germany’s livestock industry is a major consumer of imported GE soybeans for use as animal feed.

Germany: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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