Workshop Proceedings

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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 >>

Workshop Summary of Exploring a Vision: Integrating Knowledge for Food and Health (2004)

Leaders in agriculture and public health convened at a June 2003 workshop to discuss opportunities to integrate the goals of food production and health to better address concerns such as obesity, malnutrition, hunger, foodborne illnesses, and disease prevention. More >>

Scientific Advances in Animal Nutrition: Promise for a New Century (2002)

This symposium proceedings was structured for a diverse audience of decision-makers in government, academic institutions, foundations, and private industry who are in positions to understand, direct and support continued positive impacts and growth in animal nutrition. More >>