In September of this year, the first-ever public detection method for a gene-edited crop was announced. The new method detects a herbicide-tolerant (SU) rapeseed variety that was developed using gene […]
The results of our latest survey indicate that amongst the UK’s food and farming organisations, a new dynamic is at play which is less cohesive, less engaged, more cautious or hesitant than was expressed by many of these same groups in the early days of genetic engineering in agriculture.
Genome Editing, Politics and Policy: Divergence, alignment
and the implications for agriculture and food
This recent online seminar was the culmination of two-week online policy dialogue hosted by the Genome Editing and Agricultural Policy, Practices and Public Perceptions (GEAP3) group, which focused on the governance of genome-edited organisms in the European Union, the United Kingdom, and beyond.
Part 1 looked at Genome editing and agriculture: Novel issues for policy and regulation? Speakers were Prof. Jonathan Jones, Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK; Pat Thomas, Director, A Bigger Conversation, UK; and Prof. Erik Millstone, SPRU–Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, Brighton
Part 2 looked at The political economy and geopolitics of genome editing in agriculture: (How) have things changed, compared to the earlier generation of genetic engineering? Speakers were Ehsan Masood, Science writer and journalist, Nature and Nature News, UK; Prof. Glenn D. Stone, Washington University in St Louis (WUSTL), St Louis, Missouri, USA; and Dr. Ann Kingiri, African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi, Kenya.