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European Plant Experts Lay Out Vision for Plant Biotech in Europe

NEW YORK, June 25 (GenomeWeb News) - A consortium of European plant biotechnology experts presented a report to the EU yesterday, laying out a "vision" for European plant biotechnology for the next two decades.


The paper, entitled "Plants for the future: a European vision for plant biotechnology towards 2025," calls for a strategic research agenda covering genomics, physiology, agronomy, ecology, bioinformatics, and other areas, as well as increased public and private R&D investment with enhanced research transparency.


The report was prepared by the Technology Platform on Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, a consortium of plant researchers, the food and biotech industry, the farming community, and consumers' organisations.


Click here for a copy of the report.

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