UK set to approve gene-edited livestock and crops in major post-Brexit break with EU policy

16 Sep 2021

The move marks a major shift away from EU post-Brexit and could see better breeds of crop developed.

Ministers are set to give the go-ahead to the use of gene editing in agriculture which could see altered produce on the supermarket shelves in five years time, i can reveal. 

The Government is expected to issue its response to its own consultation on the technology at the end of the month that will give the green light to the “cautious exploration” of genetic engineering in farming.