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grahammorris2 Jul 18, 2011 08:46 PM
I have recently started to get involved in Polygenomics, which is a new technology that enables the enhancement of existing plant species so that they can grow in 2/3rds of the time of it parent, produce around 30% higher yields, increase carbon capture by 50% and can be developed so that they can thrive in harsh environments (e.g. high salinity). I understand that polygenomics does not involve genetic modification of any sort, so they are not classed as genetically modified organisms. To me the potential of could be immense, both from a commercial point of view and a humanitarian perspective.
My question is, does anyone know of any pitfalls of the technology that I may be ignorant to?
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EEAstaff Jul 29, 2011 02:00 PM
Dear grahammorris,
unfortunately and due to the holiday season we can not answer your question before 10th August. Thank you for your understanding!
EEAstaff Aug 08, 2011 02:32 PM
Dear grahammorris,
I was forwarding your question to several of our experts. Unfortunately I have to inform you that we do not have information about Polygenomics at the agency.
Maybe the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission has some information about this topic. You can visit their website at: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/agriculture/index_en.htm
I also recommend to contact the European Joint Research Centre (JRC) at:
http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/index.cfm?id=1590
 
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