Framework for Responsible Use

The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture has developed a voluntary Framework for responsibly using gene editing within food and agriculture.

The Framework for Responsible Use in Agriculture is intended to increase transparency and stakeholder engagement to build trust in the products derived through gene editing and those using them. To achieve its goal, the Framework must be credible, workable and affordable, while providing the necessary transparency and assurances of responsible use.

The Framework was developed by representatives from food companies, academic institutions, farmer organizations, non-governmental organizations, gene-editing technology developers and related associations, including the following organizations. (Participation in the Steering Committee does not imply endorsement by the individuals or their organizations.)    

l American Seed Trade Association
l Benson Hill Biosystems
l Center for Science in the Public Interest
l Cornell University
l Corteva Agrisciences
l Costco Wholesale
l FMI – The Food Industry Association
l Genus
Creighton University
l National Pork Board
l PepsiCo
l Pivot Bio
l The Nature Conservancy
l World Wildlife Fund

The Coalition collected feedback on the draft guidelines from diverse stakeholders and incorporated the input into the final Framework.

Complete this form to download the Framework.