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December 2019

Kate Creasey Krainer, Grow More Foundation | GES Colloquium

December 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Colloquium: Poe 202 (North Campus), 2310 Katharine Stinson Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Grow More Foundation is an NGO comprised of internationally-recognized scientists enabling science to solve global agricultural problems by bridging developed world resources with developing world orphan crop staples.

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Public Perceptions of Enviro-Pig through Public Engagement Projects | GES Colloquium

December 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Colloquium: Poe 202 (North Campus), 2310 Katharine Stinson Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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This presentation will explore public attitudes about the Enviro-Pig, a new use of genetic engineering to reduce phosphorus content in hog waste streams

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January 2020

Beyond Burger vs. Impossible Burger Taste-Off | GES Colloquium

January 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Colloquium: Poe 202 (North Campus), 2310 Katharine Stinson Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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For lunch, we will be holding a tasting of two widely publicized 'plant-based meat' products, the Beyond Burger (courtesy of Hardee's) and the Impossible Burger (courtesy of Burger King). How is this related to Genetic Engineering & Society? Come to the Colloquium to find out.

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Sir Charles Godfray – Can we feed the world without wrecking the environment? [Video linked]

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
James B. Hunt Library, Auditorium, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC United States
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Sir Charles Godfray on the global food system's challenges in the 21st century. Post-lecture discussion with Chancellor Randy Woodson.

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Sir Charles Godfray – Open Discussion | GES Colloquium

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Colloquium: Poe 202 (North Campus), 2310 Katharine Stinson Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Discussion with students reflecting on Professor Godfray's 1/13 keynote address. No livestreaming.

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Kevin Gross – Burning money? The inherent inefficiency of grant proposal competitions in allocating research funding, and possible alternatives | GES Colloquium

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Colloquium: Poe 202 (North Campus), 2310 Katharine Stinson Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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The effort researchers waste in writing proposals may approach the total scientific value of the research that the funding supports. Could lost efficiencies be restored either by partial lotteries, or by funding researchers based on past scientific success?

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Career Panel in Risk Science | GES Colloquium

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Colloquium: Poe 202 (North Campus), 2310 Katharine Stinson Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Are you interested in pursuing a career in risk science? If so, please join us to hear from 5 panelists who represent a range of careers in various aspects of risk, including: assessment, communication, governance, and management.

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February 2020

Phil Howard – Consolidation in the Global Seed Industry: Drivers and Impacts | GES Colloquium

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Colloquium: Poe 202 (North Campus), 2310 Katharine Stinson Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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The seed industry has changed dramatically in recent decades, with >60% of global proprietary seed sales controlled by just four corporations—now facing increasing public opposition and the emergence of alternative sources. 

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Steve Evans – Reflections on 30 Years Traversing the Ag Biotech Landscape | GES Colloquium

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Colloquium: Poe 202 (North Campus), 2310 Katharine Stinson Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Recent technology advances have re-ignited interests in broadly deploying engineered organisms in open environmental releases. Have learnings from the past been incorporated into current development and discourse, or are we setting up simply to re-plow the same ground?

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Elizabeth Bennett – Synthetic biology and biodiversity conservation | GES Colloquium

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Colloquium: Poe 202 (North Campus), 2310 Katharine Stinson Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Elizabeth Bennett, of Wildlife Conservation Society, on the possible applications of synthetic biology to biodiversity conservation, and their pros and cons

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