Blog: Brexit Britain set to ‘easily out-compete’ EU after slashing red tape to ‘liberate’ UK – Daily Express

Oddly enough, following the decision, the European Commission stated that “new scientific knowledge and recent technical developments have made the GMO directive no longer fit for purpose”.

CRISPR-Cas9 has been branded a cheaper, faster, and more efficient way of editing genomes by allowing genetic material to be added, removed or altered within an organism.

The technology can be used, for instance, to make crops more resilient and less likely to perish from disease and poor weather.

The EU’s top court, however, ruled all crops made using CRISPR-Cas9 have to follow the 2001 directive and that may have been a great turn off for business, some experts argued.

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