It’s time for a bigger conversation about genetic engineering in food and farming – one that turns down the noise on the debate by bringing in wider perspectives. On this site you’ll find news, views and links to help make the discussion more open, constructive and forward thinking.

Agroecological Intelligence and Technology Choice – New Report

Do agroecological farmers need to ‘tech up’ to be more sustainable? Our Agroecological Intelligence project, brings together UK farmers from across the agroecological spectrum – including as organic, biodynamic, permaculture, food sovereignty, nature friendly, pasture-fed and regenerative – with the aim of understanding what they want from technology and how they make choices around it. Read the interim report.

Webinar series

Regulating Gene Editing A Case for Public Engagement

Where and how does citizen engagement fit into concepts of good governance of agricultural genetic technologies? In the UK, the EU and elsewhere, citizen involvement remains peripheral and elusive.

This timely and important discussion, part of our webinar series, aims to explore the question of where citizen engagement fits into concepts of good governance and ask, if it is essential then how do we implement it? Join our panel of expert speakers have first-hand knowledge of the possibilities and challenges of incorporating public perspectives into the regulation of agricultural genetic engineering. For more on this topic see our report: Voices From the Ground – Public Engagement in the Regulation of Agricultural Gene Editing