Japan: Health Ministry Proposes Draft Genome Edited Food Policy

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On December 5, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) held its fourth public discussion on the handling of food products derived from genome editing technology. The “Research Sub-Committee for Genetically Modified Food” (the Sub-Committee) reviewed previous discussions and proposed a general policy for the handling of genome edited foods. MHLW is expected to establish a domestic public comment period in the near future.

Japan: Health Ministry Proposes Draft Genome Edited Food Policy

 

 

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