Open letter to the participants of the Federal Delegates Conference of Alliance 90/The Greens
In an open letter, BIO Deutschland and 16 other associations have called on the participants of the Federal Delegates Conference of Alliance 90/The Greens to assess the opportunities and risks of new plant breeding techniques on a scientific basis, especially in view of the progressing climate change. The letter also urged conference participants to recognize scientific findings, including the realistic potential of CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors in the forthcoming discussion on how to regulate new breeding techniques. The discovery of this gene editing tool earned researchers the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in October 2020.
The open letter (in German) can be found here: http://grain-club.de/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Offener-Brief-Verbaende_BDK-Buendnis-90-Gruene_Genome-Editing_20.11.2020.pdf