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Putting Plant Breeding Innovation at the Heart of a Sustainable Eu Agri-Food Policy

The latest developments include tools that can specifically mimic the natural process of mutation, leading to improved plant characteristics, such as resistance to pests and pathogens, or superior nutritional value. Europe cannot afford to miss out on this opportunity to develop new varieties more quickly, more efficiently, and address the needs of farmers, consumers and the environment in a more targeted way, affirms Nigel Moore, President of the European Seed Association, representing the seed sector in the conference panel on “Modern Biotechnologies in Agriculture and Societal Challenges“.

 

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