Agricultural Research and Education: Workshop Reports/Summaries

The Division hosts many workshops, symposia, and other meetings that provide information or bring together policy-makers, members of industry, scientists, and the general public to discuss timely issues. Discussions at workshops and other events are often published in workshop summaries, websites, newsletters, and other formats to preserve and make publicly accessible the information or discussions from the event.

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Genetically Engineered Organisms, Wildlife, and Habitat: A Workshop Summary (2008)

Research is needed to help us to better understand the interactions of genetically engineered organisms (GEOs)--organisms whose genetic material has been modified to produce desirable traits--with their surrounding ecosystems. Today, most GEOs are crops that contain one or two gene traits that improve weed and insect control. However, research and testing are underway in a large variety of plants, microorganisms, and animals to introduce a muc... More >>

Global Challenges and Directions for Agricultural Biotechnology: Workshop Report (2008)

Many developing countries are exploring whether biotechnology has a role in addressing national issues such as food security and environmental remediation, and are considering whether the putative benefits of the technology to biodiversity, health, and local jobs. Some policy leaders worry that their governments are not prepared to take control of this evolving technology and that introducing it into society would be a risky act. Others hav... More >>

Incorporating Science, Economics, and Sociology in Developing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards in International Trade (2000)

Presents proceedings of a conference held in Irvine, California, January 25-27, 1999. Papers presented at the conference and published in this proceedings examine the roles of the biological and natural sciences, economics, sociology, politics, and culture in the management of trade issues related to sanitary and phytosanitary standards in the post-Uruguay Round era. The proceedings also discusses elements that should be taken into consideratio... More >>

Professional Societies and Ecologically Based Pest Management: Proceedings of a Workshop (2000)

Proceedings of a workshop exploring opportunities to accelerate progress in development of biological and natural approached to pest and pathogen control. More >>