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Panel: Considerations for adopting genetically engineered crops around the world | GES Colloquium
November 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Considerations for adopting genetically engineered crops around the world
AgBioFEWS Cohort 3 Fellows bring together a panel of speakers to discuss how the emerging field of GE might influence international markets and impact society.
Given the tight interconnectedness of global food systems, genetically engineering (GE) staple crops might immediately influence our lives. AgBioFEWS cohort 3 fellows from the Genetic and Engineering Society Center at NC State have brought together a panel of speakers to discuss how the emerging field of GE might influence international markets and impact society. Speakers will discuss incentives and considerations regarding the adoption of GE technology from private, public, and consumer perspectives. Further, the panel hopes to reflect on how potential market arrangements might impact the welfare of different groups across regions and income levels, since many of the GE industry leaders come from a minority of wealthy nations. The three panel members are experts in the philosophy of agriculture and ethics, international relations, and biotechnology. They are well positioned to help us understand the effects of this paradigm changing technology.
- Md. Arif Hossain is the CEO and Executive Director of Farming Future Bangladesh (FFB), a comprehensive communication and community engagement organization aimed to improve awareness about modern agricultural innovations including crop biotechnology to ensure sustainable food security in Bangladesh. Twitter: @arifromel
- Dr. Marc Ghislain is a global leader of the biotechnology research program at the International Potato Center where he is currently leading efforts to release a transgenic potato completely resistant to late blight in sub-Saharan African countries. Twitter: @Cipotato
- Dr. Paul B. Thompson is the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University and has spent his career in research and teaching focused on ethical and philosophical topics in food and agriculture. Twitter: @MSUAFRE
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