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Air & Waste Management Assn - Vancouver Island Chapter

Eric Taylor

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)

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A&WMA Technical Luncheon

Sept. 27, 2016

Genetically Modified Organisms: Environmental Frankenfood or Cornucopia?

Since their first introduction, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have resulted in an unprecedented level of controversy and debate.  GMOs, on one hand, come with promises of improvements in characteristics that are unattainable by traditional plant or animal breeding.  On the other hand, GMOs bring specters of new human health problems, environmental disasters, and economic issues. 

This presentation will be unbiased (if, in fact, complete neutrality on this topic is at all possible).  By way of introduction, I will define what we mean by “GMO”, describe briefly the technology involved in creating a GMO, and mention in passing the current “gene editing” technology which will dramatically change the world of GMOs (see: http://www.nature.com/news/gene-edited-crispr-mushroom-escapes-us-regulation-1.19754

I am not planning to discuss the issues of regulation, labeling, ethics, and safety, unless prompted by comments or questions. Instead, I will focus mostly on the environmental impact of GMOs (examples: http://www.nature.com/news/case-studies-a-hard-look-at-gm-crops-1.12907).

 

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Strathcona Hotel, Maple Room
919 Douglas St
Victoria, BC V8W 2C1
Canada

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)


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