Genetic Modification & Food - What’s New?

Genetic Modification & Food - What’s New?

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How can the ever-increasing global population be fed healthy and nutritious food that is produced in a sustainable way, with minimal long-term harm to the environment? This is one of the major challenges of the 21st century.

Techniques that modify or edit the genetic fabric of plants and crops can make them more resilient to climate pressures, more resistant to pests and boost agricultural opportunities. While there are potentially many benefits, these techniques are not without their critics.

This virtual classroom seminar will discuss the competing arguments and analyse the recent developments including The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Act 2023 and the EU proposals for New Genomic Techniques.

What You Will Learn

This live broadcast will cover the following:

  • Gene editing and genetic modification
  • Review of Genetically Modified Food and Feed law
  • The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Act 2023
  • Arguments for and against genetically changing food and feed
  • What next for gene editing, genetic modification, and New Genomic Techniques

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.