Blog: Considerations for developing GMO crops around the world
Agriculture is changing and so are the technologies needed to improve it. Scientists should be allowed to develop genetically modified (GM) crops to provide options for smallholder farmers who depend on a successful harvest for their livelihood. That position was highlighted in a panel discussion featuring biotechnology leaders at the Genetics Engineering and Society colloquium organized by the third cohort of the AgBioFEWs fellowship. The question that informed this colloquium was, who makes the decision on which GM crops are developed around the world?
Fred Gould named Executive Director of NC State Genetics and Genomics Academy
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Strategy and Resource Management and Chief of Staff Duane Larick today officially announced the launch of NC State’s Genetics and Genomics Academy. The academy represents a universitywide, interdisciplinary effort to engage faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students in harnessing the power of science to serve society
Khara Grieger to Co-lead Knowledge Transfer Efforts for New $25 million Phosphorus Research Center
October 8, 2021 | Khara Grieger will co-lead Knowledge Transfer efforts between researchers and stakeholders for NC State’s new $25 million NSF STEPS Center.
What to Know About GMOs
NC State biotech policy expert Jennifer Kuzma answers top questions about genetically modified organisms.
A Sterile Solution: How Crispr Could Protect Wild Salmon
Gene-editing technology may prevent escaped farmed salmon from interbreeding with their wild counterparts.
Cultural Beliefs and Stakeholder Affiliation Influence Attitudes Towards Responsible Research and Innovation | Frontiers in Political Science
Jennifer Kuzma, June 24, 2021 | Biotech developers are concerned about the future of gene editing having experienced the contentious history of first-generation GM foods. They have also expressed desires to do better with public engagement in gene-editing innovation. The framework of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) may provide a way forward to act on their desires for greater public legitimacy.
Responsible Innovation Definitions, Practices, and Motivations from Nanotechnology Researchers in Food and AgricultureKokotovich, A.E., Kuzma, J., Cummings, C.L., Grieger, K.. Responsible Innovation Definitions, Practices, and Motivations from Nanotechnology Researchers in Food and Agriculture. Nanoethics (2021). doi: 10.1007/s11569-021-00404-9 PDF
|Responsible innovation, Nanotechnology, Food, Agriculture, Governance, Qualitative research|
|10.1002/hast.1317 PDF||Gene editing, Public engagement, Deliberation, Regulation, Governance, Risk analysis|
The Decision Phases Framework for Public Engagement: Engaging Stakeholders about Gene Editing in the WildBarnhill-Dilling, S. Kathleen, Kokotovich, Adam, and Delborne, Jason A., “The Decision Phases Framework for Public Engagement: Engaging Stakeholders about Gene Editing in the Wild,” in Gene Editing in the Wild: Shaping Decisions through Broad Public Deliberation, ed. Michael K. Gusmano et al., special report, Hastings Center Report 51, no. S2 (2021): S48– S61. DOI: 10.1002/hast.1320 PDF
|Stakeholder Engagement, Environmental Biotechnologies, Gene Editing|
|10.1073/pnas.2020853118 PDF||Helicoverpa zea, Bt resistance, temporal genomic change, polygenic adaptation|
|10.1016/j.impact.2021.100365. PDF||Food and agriculture, Nanotechnology, Responsible innovation, Stakeholder engagement|
Genome Editing in Latin America: Regional Regulatory Overview/Edición génica aplicada a la agricultura: Resumen del marco regulatorio regionalTodd Kuiken and Jennifer Kuzma. July 2021. Genome Editing in Latin America: Regional Regulatory Overview/Edición génica aplicada a la agricultura: Resumen del marco regulatorio regional. Inter-American Development Bank. DOI: 10.18235/0003410. English version/Versión en español
|Regulation, Governance, CRISPR, Latin America, Genome Editing, Inter-American Development Bank|