Understanding the potential contributions of genome editing to sustainable agriculture
June 10 @ 10:00 - 12:00
PlantEd invites you to a webinar with a focus on plant genome editing and its impact and potential contributions to sustainable agriculture. The aim is to open a dialogue on different factors affecting the impacts and acceptance of genome editing technology and to produce some take-home messages for participants and stakeholders.
The main challenges of modern agriculture are maintaining and raising productivity and adapting to climate change while reducing its negative impact on the environment. Genome editing (GE) provides an approach to solve these challenges but the current regulatory framework and uncertainty about possible applications could affect implementation of GE for plant improvement in the EU. Researchers have knowledge and resources to apply GE for the introduction of new traits into plants, but are being put on hold, waiting for new regulations and proper assessments of GE methods and safety.
In the context of the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy and the European Green Deal, as well as the latest European Commission study on new genomic techniques, this webinar will focus on plant GE and its impact and potential contributions to sustainable agriculture. It will provide a forum for discussion on potential impacts of GE on science and innovation and the environmental and socio-economic impacts of GE. The aim of the webinar is to open a dialog on different factors affecting the impacts and acceptance of GE technology and to produce some take-home messages for participants and stakeholders. The webinar is organised by the COST Action PlantEd.
Title: Understanding the potential contributions of genome editing to sustainable agriculture
Date: Thursday 10 June 2021
Time: 10:00-12:00 (CEST)
The following experts will speak:
Dr Nevena Alexandrova-Stefanova, Agricultural Extension Officer, FAO, Italy
Dr Marcel Kuntz, Director of Research, CNRS, France
Dr Detlef Bartsch, Head of the Department Genetic Engineering and other Biotechnological Processes, Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, Germany
Prof Hilde-Gunn Opsahl Sorteberg, Professor, Norwegian University of Life Science
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