Gene editing is a game-changing technology that has the potential to transform agricultural productivity. Use of this technology provides opportunities to mitigate the damaging effects of climate change and to better protect food security. However the use of this technology is not without controversy given its close alignment with related but different genetic modification (GM). Across the globe the commerical use of GM technologies is extremely limited and as such it is important that GE crops are regulated in a more permissive manner.
Therefore communicating the science of gene-editing technology is vitally important in order to ensure that the public fully understand the technology and can therefore make informed decisions about its use.
This focused workshop is a collaboration between the Association of Applied Biologists and the COST Action ‘PlantEd’, which has a pan-European membership of over 430 researchers and policy-makers. https://plantgenomeediting.eu/
Workshop attendance is limited to 50 early career professionals who will be invited to register after a simple application process.