Does RNAi-Based Technology Fit within EU Sustainability Goals?

Clauvis Nji Tizi Taning*, Bruno Mezzetti, Gijs Kleter, Guy Smagghe, Elena Baraldi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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European Union (EU) and global sustainability policies emphasize the need to replace contentious pesticides with safe, efficient, and cost-effective alternatives to ensure sustainable food production. However, R&D for alternatives to contentious pesticides are lagging behind and need to be broadened. Here, we discuss how RNAi-based technology can contribute to pesticide risk reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)644-647
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number7
Early online date5 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • agriculture
  • Green Deal
  • integrated pest management
  • pesticides
  • RNA interference
  • sustainability


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