Jeremiah Fasano – Regulatory Decision-Making Tools for Novel Food Technologies | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

September 22, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

While the sections of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act governing food ingredient regulation have remained largely unchanged since the passage of the Food Additives Amendment of 1958, the FDA has shown that it is able to effectively regulate ingredients manufactured using new technologies under these existing broad statutory authorities to ensure the safety of substances added to food....

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Sarah Richardson – How to Win Friends and Influence Bacteria | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

September 15, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Bacteria rule the planet and we are going nowhere without their blessing....

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RaJade Berry James – Cultural Perceptions of GM Foods | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

September 8, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Regarding Genetically Modified Foods, does historical reality and social skepticism still matter? It depends....

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CLASSES CANCELLED – Anna Stepanova rescheduled to Nov. 10

September 1, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. Stepanova rescheduled to Nov. 10...

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Owain Edwards – Accelerating evolution: Engineering resilience in corals to elevated sea temperatures | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

August 25, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Coral bleaching can be prevented by replacing the coral's symbiotic microalgae with strains that have been made more heat tolerant using assisted evolution....

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Martha Willcox – Native maizes and culinary markets: A route to conservation of biodiversity and traditional communities (Zoom)

August 21, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Martha Willcox joins us from CIMMYT to share how their multidisciplinary group created a collective, named MILPAIZ, for native maize grown in the traditional milpa system of intercropping. ...

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AgBioFEWS – Consolidation and Innovation in AgBiotech | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

August 18, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Discussion of two questions from current literature review: is it possible to isolate the specific effects of individual GM traits in trends of farming practices; and whether/why blocks exist that prevent useful, translatable research work from making it to application in the field of agbiotech...

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COVID-19 Immunity Passports and DIY Vaccines: A Discussion with Natalie Kofler & Alex Pearlman | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

August 11, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Two leading experts on bioethics and DIYbio join us to discuss the complex issues surrounding COVID-19 immunity passports and "DIY" vaccines. ...

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Perspectives on the new USDA regulation on GM crops | GES Colloquium

June 5, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

GES faculty will review how the new USDA rule changes regulation of GM crops in comparison to the agency's previous regulatory approach and in light of findings from the 2016 NASEM GM Crops committee. Diverse perspectives on the new USDA rule will be shared followed by Q and A and discussion with the attendees....

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COVID-19’s Global Impact: Interdisciplinary perspectives from inside GES, looking out | GES Colloquium

April 21, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Join us for a discussion with an all-star cast of GES faculty, scholars and graduate students as they reflect upon COVID-19, our preparedness, response, and its impacts on our global community. Final Colloquium of the semester!...

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Margo Bagley – “What’s Yours is Mine and What’s Mine is Mine”: Digital Sequence Information, Patents, and Benefit-sharing Obligations | GES Colloquium

April 14, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Margo Bagley, JD, joins us from Emory University School of Law to explore issues surrounding international benefit-sharing obligations arising from the use of digital sequence information in synthetic biology research, with a focus on agricultural biotechnology....

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Jean Goodwin – Scientists’ Responsibilities in the Public Sphere: the Case of COVID Mask Recommendations | GES Colloquium

April 7, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

A case study of a current COVID-19 debate will provide an opportunity to reflect on scientists' public responsibilities....

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Jean Beagle Ristaino – Tackling the Global Challenges of Emerging Plant Diseases | GES Colloquium

March 31, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Emerging plant diseases threaten many foods crops including those we eat for breakfast such as coffee, oranges, banana and potatoes. Plant pathogens cause global losses estimated to be as high as $33 billion per year. Jean Ristaino will discuss the latest research on P. infestans, the pathogen that caused the Irish famine and other plant diseases and their impact on global food security...

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Students – 2020 Cohort

March 31, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

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Carlos Iglesias – The future of protein production and its implications | GES Colloquium

March 24, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Innovations in food processing, together with synthetic biology, genomics and data analytics is posed to disrupt the food protein market. The ripples could reach most areas related to food and agri-business globally....

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