Policy in A Minute: Gene Editing

Policy in A Minute: Gene Editing



kyouda koto since 2001 it's been basically impossible to release genetically modified organisms in New Zealand and that was probably the right decision at the time but a lot has changed since then that's pre Facebook pre smartphone and 2013 new technology called gene editing came along it allows for much more subtle changes to an organism so instead of taking DNA from one thing and shoving it and another what our policy refers to is much more like selective breeding the sort of selective breeding we've been doing for thousands of years with dogs and cows and the let's sort of stuff overseas trading partners are already doing this and we think New Zealand should be allowed to do the same most importantly it'll help us fight some of our big environmental challenges such as improving water quality or fighting cote de Becque or finding an alternative to using 1080 poison as a way to get rid of predators in our quests for a predator free New Zealand

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