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Book Discussion: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food

Date: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 (All day)

 

Book Discussion: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food

 
Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
499 S. Capitol Street, S.W. Suite 500B Washington, DC 20003
 
Speakers:
 
Professor Pamela Ronald
Professor Plant Pathology and Chair, Plant Genomics Program University of California, Davis
 
Discussant:
 
Derek Byerlee
Lead Author, 2008 World Development Report Member, Science Council, CGIAR
 
In a new book co-authored with her husband, Raoul Adamchak, an organic farmer for more than 20 years, Professor Ronald argues that genetic engineering and organic farming can be complementary and an important means of assuring environmentally sustainable food production. In her presentation, Professor Ronald  discussed what geneticists and organic farmers actually do, and help readers distinguish between fact and fiction in the debate about crop genetic engineering.

 

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