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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/15/2016)... York , March 15, 2016 ... market report published by Transparency Market Research "Digital Door Lock ... and Forecast 2015 - 2023," the global digital door lock ... 731.9 Mn in 2014 and is forecast to grow at ... Growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across the ...
(Date:3/11/2016)... PUNE, India , March 11, 2016 ... to a new market research report "Image Recognition Market ... by Application (Marketing and Advertising), by Deployment Type (On-Premises ... Global Forecast To 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global ... in 2015 to USD 29.98 Billion by 2020, at ...
(Date:3/9/2016)... BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , March 9, 2016 ... identity management authentication and enrollment solutions, today announced ... DigitalPersona ® Altus multi-factor authentication ... IT and InfoSec managers to step-up security where ... Washington, DC . ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... 27, 2016 At present, the Biotech ... this space know that volatility is what makes this industry ... ActiveWallSt.com: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ: SNTA ), CTI ... LPTN ), and Heat Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... the technical alerts for these stocks at: ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... 2016 Despite the volatility that continues ... space. Today,s pre-market research on ActiveWallSt.com directs the investor community,s ... RDUS ), Cerus Corp. (NASDAQ: CERS ... Five Prime Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: FPRX ). Register ... http://www.activewallst.com/ On Wednesday, shares in ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... Lajollacooks4u has ... and has consistently been rated one of its top attractions. Fortune 500 companies, ... to participate in a unique and intimate team-building experience. , Each event kicks off ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... The American Medical Informatics Association ... the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) outlining a measurement approach to interoperability ... available when and where it was needed. The organization of health informatics professionals ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: