16 Norwegian citizens convened at the Consensus Conference on Genetically Modified Foods in an effort to include non-experts in order to obtain the views of ordinary people on the genetic modification of food.
Problems and Purpose
Norway organized a first consensus conference on genetically modified food in 1996. In 2000, the debate came back on the agenda of the Norwegian parliament. In this context, the National Committees for Research Ethics and the Norwegian BiotechnologyAdvisory Board decided to organize an open meeting on the use of genetically modified food (15-16 November 2000) as a follow-up to the 1996 consensus conference. The same lay citizens selected for the 1996 consensus conference were invited for this 2000 follow-up. 
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
The panel of lay citizens recommended keeping the moratorium on genetically modified food. In addition, it set out the conditions that should be met before such a moratorium could be lifted, namely: (1) The need for more knowledge to understand the long-term effects on environment and health; (2) Co-ordination of laws and regulations (nationally and internationally); (3) Strengthening of reviews, control, and traceability. 
Analysis and Lessons Learned
 Paulis, Emilien; Pilet, Jean-Benoit; Panel, Sophie; Vittori, Davide; Close, Caroline, 2020, "POLITICIZE Dataset", https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/Z7X6GT, Harvard Dataverse, V1
Data was sourced from OECD (2020), Innovative Citizen Participation and New Democratic Institutions: Catching the Deliberative Wave, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/339306da-en.