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“The Role and Limitations of Technocratic, Deliberative and Regulatory Approaches in Biotechnology Governance” Presented by Dr. Ruth Mampuys (The Netherlands) Biotechnology is playing an increasing and significant role in our lives, our food and our environment.  At the same time, the societal acceptance of this technology varies widely and a broad societal consensus does not … Continue reading

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“Unresolved Issues in Public and Community Engagement for the Release of Genetically Modified Organisms into the Environment” Presented by Dr. David Resnik There is an emerging consensus among scientists, ethicists, and public health officials that substantive and effective public and community engagement is required prior to releasing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the environment.  Public … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property as a Governance Mechanism for Genome Editing in Agriculture and Food Presented by Dr. Greg Graff By their very design, both informal norms and formal legal regimes of intellectual property rights shape the ability of private parties to control their new creations or inventions, thereby governing their use in society. This paper examines … Continue reading

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“Māori Perspectives on Gene Editing” Presented by Dr. Māui Hudson (New Zealand) Following the controversies surround the introduction of GMO’s to New Zealand in the late 1990’s there was a significant body of work done to describe public feelings, including Māori perspectives, on Genetic Modification. However, as gene editing technologies emerged there has been little … Continue reading

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Unpacking and Evaluating Regulatory Policy Pathways for Gene-edited Agricultural Products Presented by Dr. Jennifer Kuzma Gene editing is quickly advancing in research and becoming a reality in the marketplace. The first gene-edited foods have been consumed in restaurants, and many other gene-edited agricultural products are being developed. These are diverse, coming from plants and animals; … Continue reading

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“Closing the Trust Deficit for Gene Editing in Agriculture” Presented by Dr. Carmen Bain. Co-authored with Dr. Christopher Cummings, Dr. Theresa Selfa, and Sonja Lindberg. Gene editing techniques, such as CRISPR, are a major biotechnology advance that promise significant benefits within the agricultural sector. To maximize the technology’s potential, proponents of gene editing in the … Continue reading