New gene-editing test a 'game changer' for New Zealand

New gene-editing test a 'game changer' for New Zealand

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Ian Proudfoot

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KPMG in New Zealand

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[08 September, One News]

Partly funded by the Sustainability Council of New Zealand, a research project has recently developed an open-source test to detect whether a croup has been gene edited. This testing method is said to have significant implications for NZ’s high-value food producers to distinguish their GM-free products in international markets. Co-author of the research Stephanie Howard says the test is a commercial game changer, as food producers will now need to make commercial decisions with the assumption of consumers being aware of gene-edited crops. 

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