Innovation for a Sustainable Agriculture & Food System

On May 23-24, 2023, Re-Imagine Europa organised the¬†Global Conference on Sustainability in Agriculture & Food Systems: Innovation, Indicators and Implementation¬†together with partners¬†ALLEA (European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities),¬†European Food Forum,¬†European Sustainable Agriculture through Genome Editing (EU-SAGE), and the¬†Institute of Agroecology, supported by the conference‚Äôs main sponsor¬†Organisation for Economic Read more…

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Regulatory Approaches to Genome Editing in Agriculture

The organisers of the ‘OECD Conference on Genome Editing: Applications in Agriculture ‚Äď Implications for Health, Environment and Regulation’ published ‘An overview of regulatory approaches to genome editing in agriculture’. The article summarises the OECD Conference session on ‚ÄėRegulatory Aspects of Genome Editing‚Äô,  during which government representatives from six different Read more…

Meeting Report and full Proceedings of the OECD Conference on Genome Editing

The long-awaited ‘Meeting Report of the OECD Conference on ‚ÄúGenome Editing: Applications in Agriculture‚ÄĒImplications for Health, Environment and Regulation‚ÄĚ’ of the seminal OECD Conference, held on the 28. – 29. June 2018 has now been published (Transgenic Research, August 2019,¬†Volume 28,¬†Issue¬†3‚Äď4,¬†pp 419‚Äď463; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11248-019-00154-1). The Conference brought together policy makers, Read more…

Policy Considerations Regarding Genome Editing

‘Policy Considerations Regarding Genome Editing’ (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2019.05.005) have now been published in the latest ‘online now’-edition of Trends in Biotechnology.¬†Summarising the policy discussions during the seminal¬†OECD Conference, held on the 28. ‚Äď 29. June 2018, this scientific article highlights the manifold arguments for and against more stringent regulations of genome Read more…

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Genome Editing – Opportunities & Challenges

Gene editing techniques are a major advance that could have major benefits across the domains of human health, sustainability and the economy that go beyond incremental advances of past biotechnologies. There are, however, significant policy challenges at the national and international level related to the governance of gene editing. These issues were addressed at a Workshop held in Ottawa, Canada, on September 29-30, 2016.