UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE.
The use of genetic modification in food and farming has long been a battleground and for many – whatever ‘side’ they are on – science is the weapon of choice.
Using science as the basis for debate is supposed to bring clarity and yet discussion and discourse in this area has, to a large degree, become polarised, superficial and unhelpful. The question is, then, is the science so controversial and/or unsettled or are there other factors at play? This is a question which has become more pressing in the wake of the development of the genome editing techniques.
This day-long roundtable is by invitation only and will give participants representing a wide array of views from across the sciences (applied, social, bioethics etc) as well as those involved in policy, the opportunity to exchange views and explore the issue of scientific conflict from regulatory, but also practical and values-based perspectives.