This year’s EurSafe (European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics) conference took place 7-10th September in Edinburgh. Inter-disciplinary researchers from across Europe and beyond gathered to share the latest thinking on the ethical, societal and policy issues around agriculture, agricultural biotechnologies, aquaculture, animal use, food and the food supply chain.
On the 20th of June representatives from the aquaculture sector, academia, environmental and governmental organisations took part in a virtual round table discussion co-hosted by SAIC and Innogen on how best to implement innovations that will improve the sustainability of aquaculture.
Innogen researchers and PhD students at The Open University and The University of Edinburgh gathered at High School Yards Teaching Centre in Edinburgh on the 26-27th May to present their work and share future plans.
Speaking to reporter Max Stephens from The Daily Telegraph, Innogen’s Founding Director, said that rejecting the legislation currently under consideration in England that will allow gene-edited products to be grown and sold, will mean Scotland will lose out.
On the 17th March, Innogen Director, Theo Papaioannou, chaired a discussion with Chris Warkup, Visiting Professor, The Open University, and Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy, UCL, on the UK’s innovation policy.
On the 23rd of February, Peter Kearns, Special Advisor to Re-Imagine Europa, Joyce Tait, and Alan Raybould discussed the current regulation of genetic technologies for agriculture in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.
As Innogen celebrates its 20th anniversary, its members reflect on the past and future impacts of the long-standing collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and The Open University on academia and real-world policy.