EU COURT DECLARES GMO RULES COVER GENE EDITING
On June 25, Europe's highest court declared that crops obtained by mutagenesis, or gene editing, should fall under laws restricting the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Court of Justice of the European Union took the view that organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs within the meaning of the GMO Directive because mutagenesis involves techniques that alter the genetic material of an organism in a way that does not occur naturally. The ruling goes against the opinion of the court's advocate general, who argued earlier this year that mutagenesis should be allowed. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-eu-court-gmo/top-eu-court-gmo-rules-c….