What are the Potential Risks & Rewards of Gene-Editing in Sustainable Food & Farming?

Seminar Tent

Since the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Act was passed into law last year, gene-edited, or ‘precision bred’ organisms (PBOs) could soon become a reality England. But what are the implications of this emerging legislation, and what safeguards need to be put in place to protect and inform farmers and consumers alike? In this session, we hear from a wide range of perspectives about the risks and opportunities presented by the deregulation of genetic engineering, and aim to find consensus around how the technology can fit into a sustainable food and farming system in years to come