HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
The amendment to the law on green Genetic Engineering inhibits innovation and research in Germany

This release is also available in German.

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) sees the draft amendment to the Genetic Engineering Act as a restriction on innovation and research in Germany. If the amendment were to be passed in its current form it runs the risk, in the opinion of the DFG, of putting German researchers at a considerable disadvantage on the international playing field. This is the key theme of the statement on the law on genetic engineering recently released by the DFG.

The DFG primarily opposes three aspects of the draft amendment. For instance, the draft put forward by the German federal government assumes that a particular risk is automatically attached to the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In the opinion of the DFG this assumption is not backed up by experimental data.

The inappropriate risk assessment leads to increased red tape and hampers the transfer of the findings of basic research to economically viable processes and products. The draft amendment also intends to hold users of genetically modified organisms responsible for "intrusion" by GMOs into conventionally or ecologically produced seed. However, it is not possible in principle to prevent such cross breeding of genetically modified organisms. If the liability proposed in the amendment is enforced, research involving genetically modified organisms or their release will barely be possible in Germany any longer.

Thirdly, the DFG is against the planned splitting of the Central Commission for Biological Safety into two committees and the inclusion of members who do not have relevant technical expertise. The DFG does not perceive a need for new boards, new bureaucratic regulations or additional authorities.

The envisaged establishment of a federal register for recording the location of GMOs and registers for each of the 16 st
'"/>

Contact: Prof. Dr. Jrg Hacker
j.hacker@mail.uni-wuerzburg.de
49-0-9131-31-2575
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
6-Jul-2004


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Plants will not save us from greenhouse gases
2. Environmental decontamination, greenhouse gases, and the genome of a methane-loving bacterium
3. Spring through fall, cities are greener longer than neighboring rural regions
4. Urban heat islands make cities greener
5. Carnegie Mellon University hosts ACS-PRF summer school on green chemistry
6. New space-borne instrument to track greenhouse gases, ozone destroyers, and other pollutants
7. UK small firms pay lip service to green issues
8. Continents played key role in collapse and regeneration of Earths early greenhouse, geologists say
9. White tea beats green tea in fighting germs
10. Improved crop production and fewer greenhouse gases
11. Emerging frontiers genomics grant for blue-green bacteria

Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2015)... , June 24, 2015 Biometry authentication ... emerging biometric password solution one face in. ... one face in, entering the expanding ... and affordable multifactor-authentication biometric answer to the password ... provided in partnership with KeyLemon, one face in ...
(Date:6/23/2015)... BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , June 23, ... multi-factor identity management and authentication solutions, today announced ... Altus strong, multi-factor authentication solution.  The enhancements ... of use of the DigitalPersona Altus platform ... biometric reader compatibility. In today,s ...
(Date:6/17/2015)... , and HILDEN, Germany , June ... QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today launched new Investigator ... in forensic laboratories in the United States ... to simultaneously analyze multiple key genomic markers (short tandem repeats ... Quality Sensor to evaluate the quality of DNA in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):KeyLemon Announces Partnership With Biometric Password Solution onefacein 2Crossmatch Releases Enhanced DigitalPersona Altus Advanced Authentication Functionality 2QIAGEN Launches New Genetic Fingerprinting Kits for U.S. Forensic Labs 2QIAGEN Launches New Genetic Fingerprinting Kits for U.S. Forensic Labs 3QIAGEN Launches New Genetic Fingerprinting Kits for U.S. Forensic Labs 4QIAGEN Launches New Genetic Fingerprinting Kits for U.S. Forensic Labs 5
(Date:7/6/2015)... a leading Regulatory Service provider, today announced that it has opened a ... Colombia . Navitas, expansion into Latin America ... , the third largest economy in Latin America ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150703/228239LOGO ... Navitas regulatory professionals in close to or the same time zone and ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... WIEN , July 3, ... Tiedemiehet voivat hakea verkossa osoitteessa  ... for Open Innovation in Science" ... Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaftin (LBG) tekemän, ... tutkimuksen mukaan terveystieteiden kaksi suurinta ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... 2015 Forskere kan ... in Science", som finner sted i ... nett, på  http://www.openinnovationinscience.at , og søknadsperioden varer ... De to største utfordringene innen helsevitenskapen er ... forskningsspørsmål og kompleksiteten av nåværende forskningsresultater, i ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2, 2015 College of DuPage students ... gaining invaluable real-world experiences while serving biophysics internships at ... The students will be working as a part ... at IIT. The internship came about from a ... Physics; Dr. Kathy Finan , Biology; and Dr. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Navitas Launches Latin American Regulatory Operations Hub in Bogota, Colombia 2Navitas Launches Latin American Regulatory Operations Hub in Bogota, Colombia 3Maailman ensimmäinen tiedemiesten koulutukseen suunniteltu avoimen innovaation ohjelma käynnistyy 2Maailman ensimmäinen tiedemiesten koulutukseen suunniteltu avoimen innovaation ohjelma käynnistyy 3Lansering av verdens første Open Innovation-program for utdanning av forskere 2Lansering av verdens første Open Innovation-program for utdanning av forskere 3COD Students Participate in Prestigious Summer Internships 2
Cached News: