The UK Government wants to deregulate genetically modified (GM) crops and animals. Genetic modification (originally known as genetic engineering and now rebranded as ‘gene editing’) is being promoted as an […]
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The field of agri-tech is rapidly expanding, along with a narrative that says farmers need “all the tools in the toolbox”. But does “all the tools in the toolbox” mean different things in different contexts – and what happens when we assess technological innovations within an agroecological framework?
This session explores whether we are changing the definition of nature to accommodate a technological agenda, the potential impacts of viewing food as software, the regulatory challenges of blurring the lines between natural and technological/artificial, and offers a legal perspective on patents and GMO claims of ‘close to nature’.