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Sustainability 2016, 8(5), 497; doi:10.3390/su8050497

Biotech Approaches to Overcome the Limitations of Using Transgenic Plants in Organic Farming

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Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Italian National Research Council, 80055 Portici, Italy
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Olive Growing and Olive Oil Industry Research Centre, Agricultural Research Council, 87036 Rende, Italy
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Academic Editor: Gerhart U. Ryffel
Received: 16 March 2016 / Revised: 5 May 2016 / Accepted: 18 May 2016 / Published: 20 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organic Farming and Gene Manipulation)
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Abstract

Organic farming prohibits the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) inasmuch as their genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. In actual fact, there is a conventional identity between GMOs and transgenic organisms, so that genetic modification methods such as somatic hybridization and mutagenesis are equalized to conventional breeding. A loophole in this system is represented by more or less innovative genetic engineering approaches under regulatory discussion, such as cisgenesis, oligonucleotide-directed mutagenesis, and antisense technologies, that are redefining the concept of GMOs and might circumvent the requirements of the GMO legislation and, indirectly, of organic farming. View Full-Text
Keywords: organic farming; cisgenesis; genome editing; GMO regulations organic farming; cisgenesis; genome editing; GMO regulations
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Lombardo, L.; Zelasco, S. Biotech Approaches to Overcome the Limitations of Using Transgenic Plants in Organic Farming. Sustainability 2016, 8, 497.

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