Adam Kokotovich – Unpacking the values-laden nature of risk assessment: The case of gene drive technology | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

February 23, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

While engagement and risk assessment are frequently discussed separately for gene drive technology, how do we incorporate engagement into risk assessment itself? ...

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Kaiping Chen – How deliberative designs empower citizens’ voices: A case study on Ghana’s Deliberative Poll on agriculture and the environment | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

February 16, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

Public deliberation designs for engaging and empowering the views of diverse publics in addressing complex policy issues...

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Angelika Hilbeck – The European discourse about GMOs – Risks, regulations and the transformation of agro-food systems| GES Colloquium (Zoom)

February 2, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

A European perspective on GMO risk and regulations and the larger contextualization of the GMO debate in Europe in the current public discourse about the transformation of our agro-food systems....

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Ricardo Salvador – Why the future of agriculture cannot be like the history of agriculture | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

January 26, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

The existential quiz that will tell us whether humanity deserves to survive on planet Earth....

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Spring 2021 Virtual Welcome Lunch | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

January 19, 2021 | 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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Samantha Thomas- Challenges of Global Vegetable Seed Production and Delivery | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

November 17, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Last GES Colloquium of 2020! Sam Thomas joins us from Bayer Crop Science to discuss production and delivery challenges faced by the global vegetable seed industry in an increasingly complex regulatory environment...

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The ‘Public Good’ of Controlling Mobile Pests with Genetically Engineered Crops

November 12, 2020 | Guest Author

Margaret Huffman, Nov. 11 2020 | Choosing to plant genetically engineered seed that will grow insect-resistant corn (Bt corn) is more expensive at the time of planting but is common practice in places like the United States and the Philippines. This study takes a closer look at those who do not plant genetically engineered seed because their neighbors use of Bt corn eliminated the local pest pressure....

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Anna Stepanova – Building a synbio toolbox to monitor and control plant hormone activity | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

November 10, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. Stepanova will talk about her group's efforts to harness the power of synthetic biology and develop new molecular tools to visualize the activity of plant hormones and gain tighter control over spatiotemporal patterns of gene expression....

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Election Day! Vote then watch an old colloquium | GES Colloquium

November 3, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

In lieu of colloquium, we are encouraging everyone to vote today, then if you have some free time you can pick a past colloquium to watch from our video archive. ...

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Student Spotlight: Jabeen Ahmad, AgBioFEWS Fellow

November 2, 2020 | Guest Author

CALS Magazine, Fall 2020 | AgBioFEWS Fellow Jabeen Ahmad's interdisciplinary journey from public defender to plant biologist. ...

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Katie Barnhill-Dilling – Environmental Justice Reconsidered: Epistemic Dominance in the Governance of Environmental Biotechnologies | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

October 27, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. Barnhill-Dilling with a discussion on the critical importance of recognition of identity and worldview as foundational to broader environmental justice in the governance of environmental biotechnologies. ...

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Louie Rivers – Decision Heuristics and Biases, Community Engagement and Justice | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

October 20, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

How our conceptualization of cognitive decision making biases and heuristics influences how we engage with underserved communities around issues of justice. ...

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Andrew Flachs – Choices and performances in Indian GM cotton fields | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

October 13, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Seeds are tools to ask how promising technology including GMOs and organic certification is used, learned, and adapted by farmers with consequences for rural wellbeing and sustainable agriculture....

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Leo Fidjeland and Linnea Våglund – Pink Chicken Project | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

October 6, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Pink Chicken Project suggests changing the color of the entire species Gallus gallus domesticus - using the recently invented CRISPR Gene Drive technique - coloring the geological trace of humankind, pink!...

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Rodolphe Barrangou – Catching up with the CRISPR craze | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

September 29, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

A discussion of the applications and implications of CRISPR-based technologies in Food, Ag, and beyond....

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