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Biotechnology for Sustainability – Final report from Mistra Biotech 2012-2020

Mistra Biotech is a Swedish research programme that has been working for eight years to advance the use of modern biotechnology for a more sustainable agriculture. We have done this on a broad basis,

CANCELLED: Final Conference of Mistra Biotech

Mistra Biotech is a research programme focusing on the use of biotechnology in crop and livestock breeding for sustainable and competitive agriculture. It started in 2012 and is now finalizing.

Policies affect consumers' perception of risk and self-responsibility related to GM food

Results of a set of experiments examining the effects of regulations governing production of genetically modified (GM) foods on consumers’ risk perception and self-risk responsibility is now accepted

Li-Hua Zhu

I am Professor in plant breeding, specializing in plant biotechnology and have been working with a number of plant species including fruit trees, oilseed crops and cereals. I am currently leading a

Docent lecture: Modern plant breeding – use of precision tools to meet the need of sustainable and healthier crops

On May 5, Mistra Biotech project leader Mariette Andersson will give her Docent lecture on her research about improving the quality of the plant storage products starch, oil and protein. Live stream

Final conference May 6-7

Since the start eight years ago, agricultural biotechnology has made substantial progress worldwide, and there have also been important developments in terms of policies and public discourse. It is

Reform options for the EU GMO legislation

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has conducted a comprehensive analysis that points to how details in EU legislative texts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can or should be updated,

Help for legislators to understand which genetic changes occur naturally

According to the EU definition a genetically modified organism has “ been altered in a way that does not occur naturally”. After the breakthrough of genome editing the legislation has become

GMO or not GMO? Here are the issues we should talk about instead

In the current debates about the use of biotechnology in agriculture you come across arguments that are based on outdated assumptions about the degree of uncertainty surrounding the technologies,

Consumers react negatively on the term "biotechnology"

Labeling of food should be combined with efforts to reduce confusion about what the terms, used in the label, mean. This applies not least to the term ”biotechnology”. In a recently published study

Two ways to give countries in the EU the possibility to grow GM crops

What if the EU member states were given the freedom of choice to allow cultivation of new genetically modified (GM) crops in their fields, in a similar way that the countries can today opt-out and

Farmers´ and scientists´ experiments complement each other

The experiments that farmers have performed in their fields, through history and until today, have certain advantages compared to the experiments performed by scientists. Farmers have often performed