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Conference paper - Peer-reviewed, 2022

New narratives of genetic engineering

Sandin, Per


In  this  paper,  I  illustrate  how  some  prevalent  narratives  of  genetic  engineering  are  being  challenged by  counter-narratives,  delivered  by  discussants  who  are  positive  to  these  technologies.  The  examples come  in  the  form  an  examination  of  Ronald  and  Adamchak’s  book  Tomorrow’s  Table  and  researcher Stefan Jansson’s ‘trolling’ of the EU system for GM plants, where he cooked what he claimed to be the world’s  first  CRISPR  meal  in  international  media.  I  argue  secondly  that  such  narratives  on  genetic engineering can play a role in teaching and policymaking, and give tentative examples of how this can be implemented.

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Book title: Transforming food systems: ethics, innovation and responsibility : EurSafe 2022 Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 7-10 September 2022
ISBN: 978-90-8686-387-7, eISBN: 978-90-8686-939-8
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers


Transforming food systems: ethics, innovation and responsibility. 17th Congress of the European Society for Agriculture and Food Ethics, Edinburgh 7-10 September 2022,

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