Regulation of Genome Editing in Plant Biotechnology

A Comparative Analysis of Regulatory Frameworks of Selected Countries and the EU

  • Hans-Georg Dederer
  • David Hamburger

About this book


This book provides in-depth insights into the regulatory frameworks of five countries and the EU concerning the regulation of genome edited plants. The country reports form the basis for a comparative analysis of the various national regulations governing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in general and genome edited plants in particular, as well as the underlying regulatory approaches.
The reports, which focus on the regulatory status quo of genome edited plants in Argentina, Australia, Canada, the EU, Japan and the USA, were written by distinguished experts following a uniform structure. On this basis, the legal frameworks are compared in order to foster a rational assessment of which approaches could be drawn upon to adjust, or to completely realign, the current EU regime for GMOs. In addition, a separate chapter identifies potential best practices for the regulation of plants derived from genome editing.


Genome editing Genetically modified organisms New breeding techniques Comparative law Plant biotechnology GMO Regulatory classification of genome editing Product labelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Georg Dederer
    • 1
  • David Hamburger
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of PassauPassauGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of LawUniversity of PassauPassauGermany

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