Japan approves the first gene-edited food

On December 11, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan held an expert meeting to focus on the gene-edited tomatoes produced by the University of Tsukuba and Sanatech Seed, a start-up company originating from the university. It is believed that there is no problem with safety, and it is expected to become the first “gene-edited food” approved in Japan. “. The developed tomato is rich in the substance “GABA” that inhibits the function of increasing blood pressure. Through gene editing technology, some of the genes that limit the content of GABA are destroyed and the content is increased.

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