Genome editing and farmed animal breeding: social and ethical issues


Published 01/12/2021

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Public dialogue on genome editing in farmed animals

Summer 2022

We are currently partnering with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) Sciencewise programme to run a major public dialogue exploring genome editing in farmed animals.

Rapid online dialogue - summer 2021

To help inform our inquiry, we commissioned an online dialogue into genome editing and farmed animals. The dialogue was run by Basis Social, working in collaboration with Bright Harbour. The aim of the dialogue was to provide an opportunity for people to explore the values and considerations that informed their response to genome editing technologies and the implications for farmed animals, the food system and society more generally.

A group of 42 participants from across the UK took place in three online workshops over the course of June and July 2021.

Read the report: Online public dialogue on genome editing in farmed animals.