EU Regulations Impede Market Introduction of GM Forest Trees
Trends Plant Sci. 2016, 21(4):283-285

Custers R, Bartsch D, Fladung M, Nilsson O, Pilate G, Sweet J, Boerjan W

Abstract
Biotechnology can greatly improve the efficiency of forest tree breeding for the production of biomass, energy, and materials. However, EU regulations impede the market introduction of genetically modified (GM) trees so their socioeconomic and environmental benefits are not realized. European policy makers should concentrate on a science-based regulatory process

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