Gene-Edited Crops : Towards a Harmonized Safety Assessment

Kleter, Gijs A.; Kuiper, Harry A.; Kok, Esther J.


Gene editing and other innovative plant breeding techniques are transforming the field of crop biotechnology. Divergent national regulatory regimes worldwide apply to crops bred with these techniques. A plea is made for international harmonization of the premarket assessment of their safety. Such harmonization has previously been achieved for genetically modified (GM) crops.