Gene editing is one of many different methods that scientists, breeders and farmers use to create improved varieties of plants, animals and microbes. In recent years, new gene editing techniques have accelerated its potential to benefit society and agriculture. For gene editing to deliver on its full promise, the products of gene editing must be accepted and supported by the food system and ultimately by consumers.
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture was formed by The Center for Food Integrity to create a Framework that supports the acceptance of gene editing technology in agriculture and food. The participants in the Coalition share the to goal of building trust in gene editing.
The goal of the Coalition is to provide a Framework for Responsible Use of Gene Editing in Agriculture that gives assurance to the food system and other stakeholders that those using gene editing within the Framework do so in the best interests of agriculture, the food system and society in general.