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Archive: The Science of Modern Agriculture: GMOs - a Discussion in the Media, the Classroom, and at the Dinner Table, October 4, 2017

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This web seminar took place on October 4, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Valerie Bayes, STEM Engagement Lead, Larry Gilbertson, Genomics Strategy Lead, and Lisa Kanizay, Plant Biologist. Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

Program Abstract

Learn more about the science of modern agriculture. Genetic modification goes by many names: Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Biotechnology, and Recombinant DNA. Though similar techniques have been used to save lives in the pharmaceutical industry (insulin) and to produce delicious cheeses (rennin), when it comes to crops, the technology comes with great controversy. In this web seminar we will discuss Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) - What they are, what they aren’t, the benefits, and the challenges. During the session educators will be provided with tools for classroom discussions, debates, and hands-on lesson plans.

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