Coalition for Gene Editing in Agriculture
The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) announced the formation of the Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture, a partnership of diverse stakeholders committed to building public trust in gene editing for agriculture and food production, earlier this month.
The Coalition will consider key steps to ensure the responsible use of the technology that earns consumer trust. The goals of the Coalition include developing stewardship guidelines, engaging stakeholders and involving a broad-base of those engaged in gene editing. These efforts will be guided by core values that address food safety, sustainability, environmental impact, animal well-being, transparency, science, economic viability, consumer trust and respectful collaboration.
To learn more about the Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture and how to become involved, contact J.J. Jones, (816) 556-3131 or JJ.Jones@FoodIntegrity.org.