Gene editing of British produce could cause problems for exports to the EU

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The body representing food and drink manufacturing in the UK warns there could be 'barriers' to exporting English farmed foods if gene editing is allowed

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"But if there is that difference in definition then it needs to be understood; what the impact of that would be."Environment Secretary George Eustice says the process could help farmers produce crops that are more resistant to pests, disease or extreme weather and to produce healthier, more nutritious food.Market traders: Brexit red tape raises costs

He said:"Gene editing is a tool. It uses so-called molecular scissors that can make targeted changes."Whereas gene editing is making very targeted changes in the existing DNA of an organism. It's not adding any new DNA." "If you look at British farming over the last 50 to 60 years, there are many things we've done, thinking they were the right things to be doing," he said.Tom Bradshaw says it should speed up natural selective processes

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