Tradition Meets Innovation

November 18, 2022 | Guest Author

Kristen Sargent, CALS Magazine Fall 2022  | Fueled by their father’s passion for agriculture, Ruthie and DJ Stokes are keeping a family promise: do what you love. The fourth-generation farmers have found common ground in supporting producers back home and feeding a growing population....

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Modesta Abugu in a Sweetpotato field in Clinton, NC. Photo credit: Simon Fraher, NC State University.

Modesta Abugu: Improving Sweetpotato Flavor for Nutrition Security

October 7, 2022 | Guest Author

Brandon Hopper, October 7, 2022  | Ph.D. student Modesta Abugu is researching flavor compounds in sweetpotatoes with a goal of increasing consumption and improving global nutrition security....

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Jabeen Ahmad in lab with colleagues

Blog: Archea, Microbial Superheroes?

September 27, 2022 | Guest Author

Jabeen Ahmad, September 27, 2022 | Food insecurity is a concern now and in the future. Globally, the United Nations estimates that about 690 million people are food insecure. By the year 2050, the world population is expected to reach nine billion people, requiring food supplies to double. ...

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Katie Barnhill-Dilling – Gene Editing for Agriculture in Latin America & the Caribbean | GES Colloquium

August 5, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

A broad overview of the GES Center project (funded by the InterAmerican Development Bank) that has explored the relevant policy and capacity for developing gene edited crops in Latin America and the Caribbean....

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Panel: Cinematic Narratives and the Construction of Science’s Public Image | GES Colloquium

August 5, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

Drawing on perspectives from rhetorical criticism and media studies, Drs. Leah Ceccarelli and David Kirby discuss the role of popular science-fiction films in shaping public perception of scientists and emerging biotechnologies....

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Andrea Rissing – Diversification as Landscape Change: Understanding Cropping Trajectories in Eastern North Carolina | GES Colloquium

August 5, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

Preliminary findings from mixed-methods research that investigated why one county in Eastern North Carolina is trending strongly towards diversified cropping systems while its neighboring county is rapidly simplifying....

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Jean Goodwin – What is “Denialism”? | GES Colloquium

August 5, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

What drives polarization on contested issues like GMOs? We'll discuss one potentially surprising factor....

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Paul Enriquez – Defining Genome Editing | GES Colloquium

August 5, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

This talk explores the fundamental question of what genome editing is and ought to mean....

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Panel: Edible South -The Cultural Politics of Food and Cuisine | GES Colloquium

August 5, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

AgBioFEWS Cohort 3 Organized Guest Panel with Drs. Marcie Cohen Ferris, Interim Director, Center for the Study of the American South at UNC-Chapel Hill and Michaela DeSoucey, Associate Professor of Sociology at NC State....

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Chalkboard drawing of colloquium topics: research, communication, ethics, etc.

Welcome Back Lunch | GES Colloquium

August 5, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

The Genetic Engineering and Society Colloquium is a seminar series that brings in speakers to present and stimulate discussion on a variety of topics related to existing and proposed biotechnologies and their place within broader societal changes....

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Discussion Session: The Biotechnology Executive Order | GES Colloquium

August 5, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

This Colloquium is dedicated to reviewing the recent Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation released on September 12, 2022....

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Krystal Tsosie – Indigenous data ethics in genomics and health | GES Colloquium

August 5, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. Krystal Tsosie, Native BioData Consortium and Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Arizona State University. Our DNA, our data, our health, our rights: thinking beyond mere inclusion in genomics datasets and thinking about equity and Indigenous data sovereignty....

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AgBioFEWS Cohort 3 – Loss and Resiliency in Eastern North Carolina Agriculture | GES Colloquium

August 5, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

Focusing on environmental pressures and changing social dynamics within agriculture, the 2022 AgBioFEWS Fellows reflect on their immersive summer field experience with farming communities in eastern North Carolina....

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Steven Prager – Innovation for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation | GES Colloquium

August 5, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

Understanding inclusive agricultural transformation through the lenses of climate adaptation and labor productivity. ...

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Elizabeth Jones – Searching for Ancient DNA: The Use and Abuse of Celebrity | GES Colloquium

August 5, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

Ancient DNA research has a short but sensational history, especially as the birth of the field coincided with the Jurassic Park craze. Find out how celebrity helped shape the science for better or for worse....

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