Breaking the impasse: Towards a forward‐looking governance framework for gene editing with plants

Phil Macnaghten (Corresponding author), Michelle Habets

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Abstract

The debate in Europe over how to govern novel techniques of gene editing in plants is fast developing into an impasse with actors rapidly consolidating positions on either side of the debate. Such polemic is not good for science nor for public policy if we are to develop the kinds of socio‐technical innovations that are needed to harness socially resilient solutions to pressing global societal challenges, such as food security and climate change. We analyze how we arrived at this impasse and explore novel ways to move beyond it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-365
Number of pages13
JournalPLANTS, PEOPLE, PLANET
Volume2
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 06 May 2020

Keywords

  • controversy
  • gene editing
  • genetically modified crops
  • governance
  • grand challenges
  • honest broker
  • responsible innovation

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