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Craig Simpson counsels multinational corporations and trade associations in the life sciences sector on regulatory compliance of products marketed or produced in Europe (in the European Economic Area (EEA) and the United Kingdom) and on related commercial, contract, and competition matters. His practice focuses primarily on food and feed, chemicals, and product safety issues.

Today, the European Commission adopted its proposal for a regulation on plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques (targeted mutagenesis and cisgenesis) (‘NGTs’) and derived food and feed products.

NGTs permit more targeted genetic changes than conventional breeding or traditional genomic techniques involving the introduction of genetic material from a non-crossable species, permitting rapid development