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

SpeakerGerhart Ryffel (Cell Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen)
Date Apr 24, 2013
Time 12:00 pm  
Location Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Language Building (map)
Sponsor European Union Center
Phone (217) 265-7515
Event type Lecture
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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