Researchers across Europe have started to speed up the evolutionary process of yeast to develop new or better flavours for wine and beer. The objective is for beer and wine producers to better accommodate changing consumer tastes and trends, such as anti-GMO sentiments and demand for low-alcohol products.
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A summary of the second hearing is now available.
A summary of the hearing is now available.
The European Parliament has repeated its opposition to patenting plants obtained through natural processes. But what makes it an issue in the first place?
Stressed plants typically stop growing. An EU-funded project has developed and is applying an innovative approach to generate drought-resistant plants that continue to grow. This could play an important role in ensuring food security in areas where water is scarce.