Innovation: Has the gene editing revolution been stymied in the EU? What are the ramifications?

Clock icon 16:00 - 16:00
It is argued that genetic modification of crops, seeds and animals can pose unprecedented benefits for efficient and sustainable production as well as avoiding animal welfare risks. However, there is also quite a bit of steam behind the anti-GMO movement in the EU. At the start of 2015, the European Union gave its member states permission to ban GMO within their agricultural industries. . 

In this session we’ll debate:

  • Whether concerns about GMO products are justified, and discuss who is the most concerned
  • What does the scientific evidence tell us about the implications of GMOs?
  • What does the future hold for GMOs within the EU, will it be shut down before its full potential is recognised or is it making headway? 

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Johnathan Napier

Rothamsted Research

Professor of Plant Genetics

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Mark Buckingham

Agricultural Biotechnology Council (ABC)

Chair

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For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Tanya Richard
Project Director
tanya.richard@innovation-forum.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 3780 7437

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