|Title||Gene-Edited Crops : Towards a Harmonized Safety Assessment|
|Author(s)||Kleter, Gijs A.; Kuiper, Harry A.; Kok, Esther J.|
|Source||Trends in Biotechnology 37 (2019)5. - ISSN 0167-7799 - p. 443 - 447.|
|Department(s)||BU Toxicology, Novel Foods & Agro chains Sub A|
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
|Keyword(s)||crop biotechnology - gene editing - genetically modified crops - international harmonization - novel plant breeding techniques - regulation - risk assessment - safety assessment|
Gene editing and other innovative plant breeding techniques are transforming the field of crop biotechnology. Divergent national regulatory regimes worldwide apply to crops bred with these techniques. A plea is made for international harmonization of the premarket assessment of their safety. Such harmonization has previously been achieved for genetically modified (GM) crops.