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EPA rules 'null segregants' no longer GMOs

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Publish Date
Thu, 22 Feb 2024, 8:18PM
Null segregants are offspring of a genetically modified plant or animal, but which no longer contained any GM characteristics or material. Photo / 123rf
Null segregants are offspring of a genetically modified plant or animal, but which no longer contained any GM characteristics or material. Photo / 123rf

EPA rules 'null segregants' no longer GMOs

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 22 Feb 2024, 8:18PM

Researchers have today welcomed a clarification by the Environmental Protection Authority that allows them to enhance their research.

The EPA has ruled organisms known as null segregants are not considered GMOs- meaning they aren't subject to the same restrictions.

The Country's Jamie Mackay explains the impact of this announcement.

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