Kia ora and welcome.
Following the Royal Commission report (July 2001) backing the use of genetic modification in commercial products, the New Zealand Government has identified biotechnology as a key priority for New Zealand's future. Sustainable success in this endeavour will depend upon understanding the benefits and risks of biotechnology, and upon constructive engagement between people in the community and in the biotechnology sector.
Our research project aims to connect science and society by sharing ideas, perspectives, and knowledge through dialogue processes. We examine the socio-economic and cultural impacts of biotechnology in New Zealand.
The project is funded by The Foundation for Research Science and Technology (UOWX0227).
During Phase 3, Professor Richard J Varey and Professor Jim Barker are co-leading the project with Professor Judy Motion, who was the Project Leader in phases 1 and 2.