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The Untold Stories of GMO Pioneers

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September 26, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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We are living in a genetically modified world, and the science is advancing faster than public understanding can keep up.

Join us for a talk by NPR's Dan Charles: Myths, Memories, and the History of Agricultural Biotechnology, and the public unveiling of an oral history archive, Agricultural Genetic Engineering and Society (AGES).

This GES Center event is held in collaboration with NC State Libraries and the History Department. The evening will include a panel discussion from foremost experts on the history, safety, concerns, governance and advancement of genetic engineering in society.

KEYNOTE TALKDan Charles is NPR’s food and agriculture correspondent, and author of Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food, which chronicles the dramatic emergence of agricultural genetic engineering, and features GES Center co-director Dr. Fred Gould.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Following the keynote, NC State history professor Matthew Booker will moderate a panel discussion around the pivotal moments in agricultural genetic engineering in the past 30 years, and lessons we can carry forward as the field of research continues to advance. Panelists include notable experts:

Scott Johnson, Vice President of Agricultural Biotechnology at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Dr. Jean Ristaino, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor,  Director Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Cluster at NC State University
Dr. Allison Snow, Professor of Plant Population Ecology in the Dept of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at Ohio State University

RECEPTION: Plan to stay for the reception at 7:15, which will include complimentary food, wine and other beverages.


Duke Energy Hall, Hunt Library
1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States