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The GMO Debate: European and US Perspectives on the Science Behind the Precautionary Principle

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
European Union Center
Location
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Language Building (map)
Date
Apr 24, 2013   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Gerhart Ryffel (Cell Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen)
E-Mail
kimrice@illinois.edu
Phone
(217) 265-7515
Views
3772
Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events

Abstract: Scientific arguments allow description of the naturalness of GM crops, but also the impact of plant cultivation on sustainable agriculture. A comparison between the European and US approaches is needed and for improvement on both sides.

Bio: Professor Gerhart U. Ryffel is a molecular biologist who worked at the Institut fuer Zellbiologie (Tumorforschung), Universitaetsklinikum Essen, in Essen, Germany. His main research concentrated on gene regulation in normal and defective development using cell cultures and transgenic frogs. He has contributed several studies on the molecular events in diabetes, defective kidney development, and carcinogenesis. In the last few years he got interested in the discussion on the potential of GMO in agriculture.

This event is free and open to the public.

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