New research from Testbiotech found that over 20 plants engineered with genome editing techniques are registered with non-regulated status, not requiring any additional assessment.
The gene-edited plants include pennycress, potatoes, alfalfa, corn, rice, soybeans, tobacco, tomatoes and wheat. Some of the plants will be on the market very soon.
The EU requires GMOs to undergo risk assessment, but the U.S. has no such requirement. Without regulation, farmers, consumers, and regulatory bodies will be in the dark about whether plants were gene-edited and potentially harmful.
Source: Sustainable Pulse