USDA to biotech: Call your own compliance

July 30, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Steven Suppan, July 30, 2019 | The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants agribusiness to sell more genetically engineered (GE) seeds and food products all over the world, as soon as possible. This rule would go beyond already controversial genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to encompass hundreds of new products of new gene and genome editing techniques. The fastest way to do that?...

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GES Center awarded half-million dollar grant to study responsible innovation of food nanotechnology

July 25, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

July 25, 2019 | Khara Grieger and Jennifer Kuzma will lead a two-year, USDA-funded study of responsible innovation of food nanotechnology....

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Emerging Biotechnologies in Agriculture

April 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Emerging Biotechnologies in Agriculture | April 2, 2019, 5:30PM, Duke Energy Hall, Hunt Library - $10-$35 | Join the GES Center, industry and government experts, and the Triangle BABCNC as we discuss genetic approaches to agricultural pest management and crop science and explore the myths and realities of the GMO debate in the US and Europe....

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Webinar: NASEM Forest Health and Biotechnology Report Release

January 8, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold a public release webinar for the new consensus report Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Considerations on Tuesday, January 8 at 2:00 pm ET. Register below to watch the report release webinar. The recording will be posted 1 week afterwards....

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Jennifer Kuzma on Institute for Emerging Issues First in Future podcast

December 12, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

December 12, 2017 Dr. Jennifer Kuzma speaks with Leslie Boney, Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State on the First in Future podcast. In this pod, Dr. Kuzma discusses gene edited...

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Gene Drives and Responsible Innovation

December 8, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

It is not often that a new technology is at once hailed as a potential solution to pandemic disease, wildlife conservation and hunger, while also being feared as a potential military and environmental “bioweapon.” Gene drives,...

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Jason Delborne appointed to National Academies Forest Biotech Study Committee

November 30, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. Jason Delborne has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences provisional committee on The Potential for Biotechnology to Address Forest Health, or Forest Biotech Study. The study will be looking at the potential uses of biotechnology to mitigate threats to forest tree health, identify ecological, ethical, and societal implications of using this technology in forests, and develop an agenda to address knowledge gaps in its application. ...

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2012-13 Colloquia

November 20, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

Join the Conversation! Colloquium is held Tuesdays at 12pm in the 1911 Building, room 129. Contact Jason Delborne at jadelbor@ncsu.edu for more information....

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2013-14 Colloquia

November 20, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

Join the Conversation! Colloquium is held Tuesdays at 12pm in the 1911 Building, room 129. Contact Jason Delborne at jadelbor@ncsu.edu for more information....

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2014-15 Colloquia

November 20, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

Join the Conversation! Colloquium is held Tuesdays at 12pm in the 1911 Building, room 129. Contact Jason Delborne at jadelbor@ncsu.edu for more information....

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2015-16 Colloquia

November 20, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

Join the Conversation! Colloquium is held Tuesdays at 12pm in the 1911 Building, room 129. Contact Jason Delborne at jadelbor@ncsu.edu for more information....

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2016-17 Colloquia

November 20, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

Join the Conversation! Colloquium is held Tuesdays at 12pm in the 1911 Building, room 129. Contact Jason Delborne at jadelbor@ncsu.edu for more information....

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Politics “Trumps” Science in the Regulation of Genetically Engineered Crops

November 7, 2017 | Jennifer Kuzma

In recent years, the regulatory system for biotechnology products has not kept pace with newer ways of engineering organisms, such as through the use of gene editing like CRISPR-Cas9 systems. Under the Obama administration, progress had been made in clarifying U.S. biotechnology regulations. In January 2017, in the last few days of Obama’s term, several proposals were made for updating agency regulations and guidance documents. In particular, new US USDA regulations were proposed for GE crops. Fast forward ten months, and the Trump administration has pulled this proposed rule back to “start fresh” and reconsider the issue. This is no surprise, as it is not uncommon for new political administrations to recall regulatory policy for biotech. Many industry and academic scientists developing GE crops are pleased to hear about the Trump administration’s recall of USDA proposed regulations....

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Genetic Literacy Project: USDA scraps overhaul of GMO and gene edited crop regulations that biotech advocates viewed as ‘unscientific’

November 7, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

“I think the real reason [for the withdrawal] is that the new proposed rule would have brought more gene-edited crops under its authority,” stated Kuzma. “And this new administration isn’t too fond of regulations in general.”...

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Science: Trump’s agriculture department reverses course on biotech rules

November 7, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

It’s a predictable move by President Donald Trump’s White House to take another look at the policies of the previous administration, says Jennifer Kuzma, a social scientist who co-directs the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. “I expected them to eventually catch wind that this was something that USDA was doing, and reverse it.”...

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