United Kingdom: Crops / Food
The UK may develop new regulations after they formally separate from the EU, but gene editing in the UK currently falls under EU regulations.
Click on a country (eg. Brazil, US) or region (eg. European Union) below to find which agriculture products and processes are approved or in development and their regulatory status. The regulations on genetically engineered crops and animals are emerging out of the regulatory landscape developed for transgenic GMOs.
Agriculture Gene Editing Index
Compare Regulatory Restrictions Country-to-Country
Gene editing regulations worldwide are evolving. The Gene Editing Index ratings below represent the current status of gene editing regulations and will be updated as new regulations are passed.
Colors and ratings guide
|Determined: No Unique Regulations*||10|
|Proposed: No Unique Regulations†||6|
|Ongoing Research, Regulations In Development||5|
|Limited Research, No Clear Regulations||1|
†Proposed: No Unique Regulations: Decrees under consideration for gene-edited crops that do not incorporate DNA from another species would no require unique regulations beyond current what is imposed on conventional breeding.
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|Country / Region||Food / Crops||Animals||Ag Rating|