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AMSA Educational Webinar: Earning Trust in the Promise of Gene Editing

  • Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2021

AMSA Educational Webinar: Earning Trust in the Promise of Gene Editing

June 29, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT

Description:

Gene editing in agriculture has tremendous potential to benefit society and food production. However, this potential will only be realized if the technology is accepted and supported by the food system and ultimately by consumers. The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture was organized by The Center for Food Integrity to ensure support and acceptance of the responsible use of gene-editing technology in agriculture and food. The Coalition has developed a Responsible Use framework, a set of commitments and recommended “best practices” that demonstrate an organization’s commitment to using gene editing responsibly. The framework includes independent third-party verification of conformance with the framework. The framework is now being shared with interested stakeholders to solicit support and continue the process for implementation.

Presenters:

Charlie Arnot is CEO of The Center for Food Integrity and president of Look East, a consulting company with offices in Missouri and Iowa. The Center for Food Integrity is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to building consumer trust and confidence in today’s food system. Charlie is recognized as an industry leader on food and agriculture issues and is a thought-provoking writer and speaker.  Charlie began his career in journalism and worked in film and video production prior to working in public relations and corporate communications. Today, he provides innovative strategic insight and helps leading companies and associations find new solutions to persistent challenges regarding issues management, communications and public affairs.

Julie DeYoung serves as a senior consultant to The Center for Food Integrity, applying her 35 years of food and agricultural public relations experience to help empower those in the food system to meaningfully engage with their most important audiences on issues that matter. Julie supports the Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture, working with a diverse group of stakeholders to develop a framework for responsible use of gene editing. The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture strives for global understanding and acceptance of gene editing technology in agriculture and food. Coalition participants have a shared goal to earn trust in gene editing to help provide consumers with safe, nutritious and affordable food produced in sustainable systems.

Register:

This webinar is hosted by the American Meat Science Association (AMSA). The webinar is interactive and will last approximately 60 minutes including Q&A.  Registration is complimentary, but you must first register by clicking on the enrollment: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3199629829789877264. Once you have registered, you will receive an e-mail message confirming your enrollment status and information that you need to join the webinar.

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