The United Kingdom government is to change the rules relating to gene editing to allow use of the technology.

The plans were published as part of the government’s response to the gene editing consultation by Environment Secretary George Eustice. The first step is to cut red tape and make research and development easier now that the UK has left the European Union.

Eustice said the gene editing focus will first be on plants.

“It is a tool that could help us in order to tackle some of the biggest challenges that we face – around food security, climate change and
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Officials from Poland and the United Kingdom have met virtually to discuss the safety of Polish poultry meat after it was linked to several outbreaks.

Grzegorz Puda, Polish minister of Agriculture and Forestry, spoke remotely this past week with George Eustice, secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Puda said he had taken direct charge of the issue of Salmonella in Polish poultry meat.

“Despite the difficult pandemic situation, Poland will take all measures to minimize and eliminate the UK’s concerns about the quality and safety of Polish poultry,” he said.

“Poland is ready to cooperate with the
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