An ongoing discussion about the interface of science, public opinion, and public policy
Over the years, Ag Innovation Showcase has curated discussions about gene and genome editing technologies as important tools for feeding the planet, exploring both the promise of innovative technologies and the challenges of engaging effectively with the consumer to reach consensus about the problems these technologies can help solve. A panel in 2016 explored lessons learned regarding engaging with stakeholders beyond the ag innovation community to build coalitions and develop the “social license” to implement emerging genome editing technologies.
Watch the interview of panelists Roxi Beck, Director for the Center for Food Integrity, Rachel Haurwitz, CEO Caribou Biosciences:
The Center for Food Integrity, in its 2016 annual research report, continued its exploration into the minds of consumers to learn “which consumers are setting trends and shaping attitudes about food today and how do we engage to earn trust?” Read more here.
Deepti Kulcarni, one of last year’s panelists returns with a regulatory update spotlight (Tuesday, September 12, 12:10-12:20 PM) and two innovators in genome editing will present (Tuesday Sept 12, 11:40-12:10 PM) Agribody Technologies, New West Genetics.