Following the announcement of Defra's consultation on the regulation of gene editing, CPA CEO Dave Bench said;

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“I welcome this consultation and look forward to submitting a response on behalf of an industry that will provide the crop solutions, including biotechnology innovations, that will help farmers grow healthy, affordable and sustainable food.

“Technologies such as gene editing can complement existing tools and help deliver benefits to the environment, nature and nutrition. This consultation is an important milestone on the path to the next agricultural revolution.”