Breeding Tobacco for Health
The Newcotiana project aims to modify the composition and, therefore, the use we make of the tobacco plant, enriching it with substances of high added value used in medicine and cosmetics. For this, the researchers will develop new highly precise breeding technologies such as the CRISPR technique, and apply them to the breeding of tobacco and other related species. In this way, it is intended, among other objectives, to revalue the traditional cultivation of tobacco, providing it with new uses compatible with health and contributing to revitalize tobacco areas in decline with products of high added value more in line with the Knowledge Economy."
Looking forward to speaking later today on behalf of @NewcotianaP and @StGeorgesUni at #ESRS2019 about molecular farming and our work with tobacco farmers in Italy and Spain!
Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and Water Management @CvNieuwenhuizen comments on developments with regards to use of GMOs in agriculture and medicine (in Dutch) https://t.co/BmiTTYy39V
Durch Minister for Agriculture, Mrs. Carola Schouten, has advocated a change in EU legislation with regards to GMOs. (bottom of page 4 in Dutch) https://t.co/70Szdy7Vgw