Response to DEFRA Consultation on ‘The regulation of genetic technologies’

by Adrian Ely, Erik Millstone, Dominic Glover, Alice Livingston Ortolani, Andy Stirling, Sung Kyu Kim, Michael Hopkins, David Eggleton, Ruth Segal, Katerina Psikaridou and Divya Sharma Response to the Defra consultation on the regulation of genetic technologies, submitted in March 2021. Download (PDF)

Future pathways for genome editing in agriculture: public policies, public debates, public goods

This policy briefing was published by the GEAP3 Policy Hub Download this briefing  Genome editing belongs to a category of cutting-edge modern technologies that have assumed a totemic importance for some politicians and policy advisors as, urged on by futurologists and business executives, they contemplate the emerging disruptions of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (4IR). Other technologies…

Genome editing in agriculture: regulation in the United Kingdom after Brexit

This policy briefing was published by the GEAP3 Policy Hub Download this briefing Genome editing, also known as gene editing, is a technique of genetic engineering that involves the alteration of an organism’s genetic structure by adding, deleting, changing or replacing individual nucleotides or sequences of DNA. Genome editing techniques, especially a tool known as CRISPR,1…

Genome editing: the politics of regulation in the European Union

This policy briefing was published by the GEAP3 Policy Hub Download this briefing Genome editing, also known as gene editing, is a technique of genetic engineering that involves the alteration of an organism’s genetic structure by adding, deleting, changing or replacing individual nucleotides or sequences of DNA.¹ Genome editing includes several different methods and tools, which…

Genome editing in agriculture: issues for policy and regulation

This policy briefing was published by the GEAP3 Policy Hub Download this briefing Genome editing, also known as gene editing, is a technique of genetic engineering that involves the alteration of an organism’s genetic structure by adding, deleting, changing or replacing individual nucleotides or sequences of DNA. Genome editing includes several different methods and tools,…

Pathways for Sustainable Urban Waste Management and Reduced Environmental Health Risks in India: Winners, Losers, and Alternatives to Waste to Energy in Delhi

Article in the journal Frontiers in Sustainable Cities that explores how centralized waste-to-energy (WTE) became the dominant ‘singular’ solution to Delhi’s solid waste crisis.

The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges of Transformation

ISBN 9780367903350 Published July 15, 2020 by Routledge Pathways to Sustainability book series Open access This book is available as an Open Access e-book. Individual chapters can also be downloaded free of charge. Read the book Articles COVID-19 and the Futility of Control in the Modern World Andy Stirling and Ian Scoones, Issues in Science…

Agricultural policy-making in Kenya: why must smallholder farmers’ agency be made central?

Policy Brief, Relational Pathways project Smallholder farming in Kenya is key to the country’s food security and economy. Small farms account for 75% of the total agricultural output. Yet smallholder farmers’ agency has been largely neglected in the five decades of post-colonial agricultural policy-making in Kenya. The same policies have attempted to heavily restructure smallholder…

How deep is incumbency? A ‘configuring fields’ approach to redistributing and reorienting power in socio-material change

This paper examines a variety of theories bearing on ‘socio-material incumbency’ and explores methodological implications. The aim is to develop a systematic general approach, which builds on strengths and mitigates weaknesses in prevailing analytical frameworks. A particular priority lies in avoidance of self-acknowledged tendencies in existing theory to ‘reify’ central notions like ‘the regime’. Such…

Transformative innovations start with the social and political, not technology hardware and finance

Transformative innovations start with the social and political, not  technology hardware and finance: lessons from Lighting Africa and MECS MECS Briefing paper, September 2019 The international community has signed up to ambitious goals to tackle the dual problems of energy access and climate change. The UN’s Sustainable Energy for All aims to achieve universal energy…