An interesting interview in the WUR magazine Resource with postdoc Senna Middelveld. How could an ethical framework help livestock breeding companies to talk about and/or make decisions about gene-editing in their breeding programmes?
Interview with Senna Middelveld at Radio 1 show 'Spraakmakers'.
Bull Herman is probably the most famous bull of the Netherlands. During the 1990s he caused a lot of concerns and ethical debate, because he was genetically modified. How do we, after 30 years since his birth, deal with genetic modification of animals?
Should we breed cows without horns? Are free-range chickens actually good for the environment? When it comes to ethical issues – especially food-related ones – there are no simple yes or no answers. This became abundantly clear to alumnus and Associate Professor Franck Meijboom over the course of his research on livestock gene editing.
September 2019: Koen Kramer gave a presentation entitled 'Gene editing and the instrumentalization and objectification of farm animals' during a special session on animal gene editing at the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (EurSAFE) conference.
September 2019: Senna Middelveld gave a presentation entitled 'Visions of Animal Genome Editing' at the 4S conference in New Orleans.
August 2019: Phil Macnaghten gave a presentation entitled ‘Understanding the prospects and pitfalls of (animal) genome editing: a viewpoint from science and society’ during a special session on gene editing at the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) Annual Conference in Ghent, Belgium.
July 2019: Phil Magnaghten gave keynote address ‘Responsible innovation, food and sustainable diets: late lessons from GM foods’ at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
June 2019: Phil Macnaghten gave a presentation entitled 'Just Editing: A responsible innovation approach to animal gene editing' at the CRISPRcon 2019 side event in Wageningen.
May 2019: Phil Macnaghten gave keynote address 'Social and cultural dimensions of responsible innovation in food & agriculture; early lessons from gene editing and late lessons from GM foods' at F&A next in Wageningen.
May 2018: Phil Macnaghten gave a lecture entitled ‘Responsible innovation, agricultural biotechnology and gene editing: reflections on future governance’ at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.
October 2019: Franck Meijboom gave a presentation entitled 'The governance of gene editing and its ethical challenges' at the China Agriculture University.