Join the Science Policy Group at Berkeley for the second Science Meets Science event on January 21, bringing together social scientists and STEM scientists to discuss timely science policy issues. The discussion will center on the scientific ethics of feeding a growing world and using GMOs to get there. Pizza and sandwiches will be provided!

Science Meets Science: GMOs Forum
January 21, 2020
6-8 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Building, Tilden Room
2495 Bancroft Way

The group will explore questions such as:

  • What are the advantages provided and threats posed by genetically engineering staple crops, such as maize?
  • In what ways can gene modification influence crop yield, food digestibility, and producer profits? What could this mean for feeding the world under climate change?
  • Could modern GMOs (based on technologies like CRISPR) be more economically viable than their previous counterparts?

Lead Panel Members:

  • David Zilberman, Robinson Chair and Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
  • Sarah Hake, Professor of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley; Center Director – USDA Plant Gene Expression Center

RSVP online in advance.

In addition, join the Science Policy Group the following week for a Policy Roundtable (January 30 at 5:30 p.m., LeConte Hall 375), where attendees will discuss policy ideas and begin to draft a white paper or memo regarding this topic.


Categories: Campus Announcements, January 2020