Does RNAi-Based Technology Fit within EU Sustainability Goals?

Taning, Clauvis Nji Tizi; Mezzetti, Bruno; Kleter, Gijs; Smagghe, Guy; Baraldi, Elena


European Union (EU) and global sustainability policies emphasize the need to replace contentious pesticides with safe, efficient, and cost-effective alternatives to ensure sustainable food production. However, R&D for alternatives to contentious pesticides are lagging behind and need to be broadened. Here, we discuss how RNAi-based technology can contribute to pesticide risk reduction.