Guidance N°11 — Exploring the ethical and political issues raised by plant genome editing
March 2018 | INRAE-Cirad-Ifremer
At the intiative of the CEOs of the organisations
Since the early days of agriculture, plants have been crossed and selected by humans to meet their needs. Today, plant genome editing techniques enable us to go much further by inactivating, modifying or precisely inserting a gene. How should research deal with the potential risks associated with these new but promising methods? What are the political and legal issues? How compatible are these methods with agroecology?
Illustration : Research on haploidisation of artichoke through induced parthenogenesis | Photo credit : INRAE