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Upcoming webinar on gene editing, food and farming

Is gene editing 'natural' - or are we attempting to change the definition of 'natural' to fit into the innovation agenda? On 28 October join Sustain member Beyond GM for their webinar, Gene Editing - Blurring the Lines Between Nature and Technology.

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Gene Editing - Blurring the Lines Between Nature and Technology
3:00 - 4:30pm, 28 October
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The discussion about whether gene editing is natural or not isn't just philosophical. It speaks our values and to how – and why – we regulate this technology. Join Beyond GM/A Bigger Conversation and a stellar panel on 28 October for a webinar that makes a deeper exploration of this narrative, its meaning and relevance to food and farming.

Speakers

  • Dr Belinda Martineau is a former crop genetic engineer responsible for the introduction of the Flavr Savr Tomato, now raising questions about the uncertainties of the biotech approach. Author of First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr Savr Tomato and the Birth of Biotech Foods.
  • Dr Peter Mills, assistant Director at the UK’s Nuffield Council on Bioethics, where he directs the Council’s work programme on genome editing, works at the intersection of emerging science, ethics and public policy.
  • Dr Julia Wright, Associate Professor, Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) and Chair of the UK Biodynamic Agriculture Association, with an interest in eco-psychology, green ecology and traditional knowledge systems.
  • Kathleen Garnett, expert and consultant in intellectual property rights, environmental law, the law of technology and innovation, she is currently writing a PhD at Wageningen University on the governance of innovation in the EU.

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