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Risk communication must improve before consumers will accept genome editing technology ©Gio_tto/iStock

Consumer understanding of genome editing ‘essential’ – BfR

By Katy Askew

Educating consumers about the nature of emerging genome editing methodology and appropriate risk communication will be “essential” to developing a public discourse around this new technology, according to German research and scientific advisory body BfR.

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Equinom develops non-GMO pulses with 50% more protein

By Niamh Michail

Seed breeding firm Equinom has developed a pea, chickpea and cow pea with 50% more protein than commercially available alternatives, and it's looking for food manufacturers to use the pulse flour and give feedback.

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