Publication date: 08/11/2017


The organic industry has vocally rejected genetically-modified crops (GMOs), making a public declaration in 1993 that they are incompatible with organic agriculture.

Since then, many organic supporters have campaigned against GMOs, and organic farming regulations in the EU and beyond prohibit their use.

Emerging genetic technologies have sparked renewed interest in this debate, but policy makers are still undecided on whether they should be subject to the same extensive regulations as genetic modification. Within the organic industry, there are different perspectives on whether these new techniques could ever be compatible with organic food production.

In this blog-post Rebecca Nesbit gives us an insight into these differing perspectives, interviewing proponents from each side.

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