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November 15th, 2018 / ISAAA, US

The role of genome editing in food and feed production has sparked debates and discussions among stakeholders. Risk-focused is how researcher Sarah Bechtold of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany describes these debates, saying that assessments are confined only within the scientific definition of risks, which are different from how the public defines risk, that is, hazards. Thus, in her article published in Frontiers in Plant Science, she discusses how “risk” is differently viewed between the scientific community and the general public and that debates that are beyond these risks is important in the context of genome editing in agriculture. Read more