Sian Edmonds and Katrina Anderson have written an article for the New Food website looking at the evolving UK regulations around gene editing.
Post Brexit, the UK government is now able to deregulate genetic technologies for food manufacturing. This as part of a wider initiative by the government to encourage innovation in food – particularly where it supports the development of more sustainable proteins.
New regulations aim to streamline the research and development stage for crops by making it easier to conduct field trials for certain gene-edited plant-based organisms.
New Food was established 20 years ago to provide a prominent thought leadership platform for the food and beverage industry. In providing a resource for industry professionals to discuss the challenges and wider economic issues that face the international food and beverage supply chain, New Food’s overarching aim is to explore solutions and catalyse industry progress.