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Future Food: Eco-friendly GMOs

April 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a university-wide public event in collaboration with Community health and International Relations and with the support of the Office of the Provost. As a part of health week, “Future Food: Eco-friendly GMOs”will be presented by distinguished professor and Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, John A. Pickett from the prestigious Rothamsted Research Institution in the UK.

Professor Pickett will present on the controversial topic of genetically modified crops as a tool to increase sustainability in our food production systems by moving away from the traditional use of wide-spectrum pesticides to more precise control through compounds targeted against specific pests. He conducted pioneering work in wheat, creating plants that emit odors that repel target pests and attract heir predators (see featured article here). After his lecture, there will be a one-on-one conversation between Prof Pickett and Prof Tim Griffin from the Friedman School of Nutrition.

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Date:
April 9, 2015
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Eaton 201
5 The Green
Medford, 02155 United States
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