Science in the Cabinet: Implications for the Future of Biotech Research and Innovation | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

April 13, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

Hear a panel discussion from 3 experts on the future of biotechnology policy under the Biden administration. Panelists: Jennifer Kuzma, Robert Cook-Deegan, and Dan Levitan....

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Christopher Cummings – Gene-Edited Food: Trust and Media | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

April 6, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

How we communicate about gene edited food influences trust, acceptance, and regulation....

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Dan Jenkins on Regulation of Gene-Edited Produce | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

March 23, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

Overview of Pairwise and their mission to build a healthier world through better fruits and vegetables by bringing new varieties to consumers....

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Rich Pell – CODEX ENTROPIA: An Experimental Sci-Fi Documentary | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

March 16, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

Screening the 3D anaglyph version of the 9 minute film CODEX ENTROPIA and discussing its implications and creation. (*3D glasses available in Hunt Library, on table across from elevator)...

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Keerti Rathore – Engineering of Cotton Plant as a Safer Source of Protein and to Overcome Competition from Weeds | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

March 9, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

Cotton, the most important natural fiber crop, also produces enough seeds containing ~10 million tons of protein. A broader use of this resource for food and feed is hampered by the presence of toxic gossypol in the seed....

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Rubén Rellán-Álvarez – Drinking from the maize diversity firehose | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

March 2, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

A discussion of the current state of native maize varieties breeding; their agricultural importance to maintain food security in developing countries; how researchers are using them to understand maize genetic diversity; and how they can coexist with modern, genetically engineered varieties....

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

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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Lyubov Kurkalova – North Carolina crop rotations and cropland use intensity | GES Colloquium

October 22, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

North Carolina is one of the most physio-geographically diverse states in the southern U.S, resulting in the majority of the state’s crop production the eastern Coastal Plains. We analyze the dynamics of cropland use intensity here, and are developing tools to improve the precision of environmental assessments of crop production in NC....

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Modeling the impact of GM insect releases on resistance management and yields in GM crop fields | GES Colloquium

October 15, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

A novel proposed strategy combines the traditional planting of non-insecticidal refuge with releasing GM insects that are Bt-susceptible and have a repressible, female-specific lethal gene....

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Jonas Monast – Natural Resources Law as a Model for Biotechnology Governance | GES Colloquium

October 8, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Jonas Monast joins us from the UNC School of Law to discuss the emerging conflicts between biotechnology governance and natural resources management, and explore how existing natural resources laws can inform biotechnology governance challenges....

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Federico Ciliberto – Valuing product innovation: genetically engineered varieties in US corn and soybeans | GES Colloquium

October 1, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. Federico Ciliberto, an economist from of the University of Virginia, will discuss the welfare impacts of genetically engineered (GE) crop varieties of corn and soybeans....

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