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OrB's Food for Thought Lecture Series brings internationally recognized experts to OSU to talk about the best ways to use biotechnology to produce food and fuel.

Environmental and biotechnological issues are often complex and difficult for people to come together around; this series brings the public inside the scientific community to promote dialog and find common ground.

http://oregonstate.edu/orb

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OrB's Food for Thought Lecture Series brings internationally recognized experts to OSU to talk about the best ways to use biotechnology to produce food and fuel.

Environmental and biotechnological issues are often complex and difficult for people to come together around; this series brings the public inside the scientific community to promote dialog and find common ground.

http://oregonstate.edu/orb

    The Bottom Line - Looking Back: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops

    The Bottom Line - Looking Back: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops

    A world-renowned expert on the ecological impacts and management of genetically engineered crops, University of Arizona professor Yves Carrière presented the findings of a recent National Academy of Sciences report on the sustainability impacts of genetically engineered crops in the United States. He also discussed the scientific record from the global use of herbicide- and insect-resistant crops, which were designed to reduce the use of pesticides, improve yields and provide economic benefits to farmers and consumers.

    Outreach in Biotechnology's Food for Thought Lecture Series brings together internationally recognized experts to talk about the best ways to use biotechnology for food and fuel. For more information, go to http://OregonState.edu/OrB

    Recorded 11 Apr 2012

    • 12 min
    Looking Back: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops

    Looking Back: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops

    A world-renowned expert on the ecological impacts and management of genetically engineered crops, University of Arizona professor Yves Carrière presented the findings of a recent National Academy of Sciences report on the sustainability impacts of genetically engineered crops in the United States. He also discussed the scientific record from the global use of herbicide- and insect-resistant crops, which were designed to reduce the use of pesticides, improve yields and provide economic benefits to farmers and consumers.

    Outreach in Biotechnology's Food for Thought Lecture Series brings together internationally recognized experts to talk about the best ways to use biotechnology for food and fuel. For more information, go to http://OregonState.edu/OrB

    Recorded 11 Apr 2012

    • 56 min
    The Bottom Line - The God Species

    The Bottom Line - The God Species

    National Geographic Explorer Mark Lynas won the 2007 Royal Society Prize for Science Books for Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet. His is also author of High Tide: The Truth About Our Climate Crisis and The God Species. In his Food for Thought lecture, he discussed the nine planetary boundaries, including climate change, that humans are threatening to violate, the potential catastrophic impacts of transgression, and what can be done to mitigate or avoid them.

    • 3 min
    The God Species

    The God Species

    National Geographic Explorer Mark Lynas won the 2007 Royal Society Prize for Science Books for Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet. His is also author of High Tide: The Truth About Our Climate Crisis and The God Species. In his Food for Thought lecture, he discussed the nine planetary boundaries, including climate change, that humans are threatening to violate, the potential catastrophic impacts of transgression, and what can be done to mitigate or avoid them.

    • 51 min
    The Bottom Line - Feast Famine and the Future of Food

    The Bottom Line - Feast Famine and the Future of Food

    A Cooperative Extension Specialist and faculty member at the University of California at Berkley, Lemaux’s outreach and educational programming increases public understanding of agricultural practices, food production and the impact of new technologies on food and agriculture. Her research focuses on the development and use of genetic engineering and genomic strategies for cereals, wheat, sorghum, barley, rice, maize and certain grass species.

    In her Food for Thought lecture, Peggy discusses the challenges faced by having to feed an estimated 9.1 billion people by 2050. Even today there are 923 million chronically undernourished people in underdeveloped regions of the world and increasingly even in the developed world. Through improvements in crops and agricultural practices, crop yields have steadily risen, but those increases are beginning to decline. New agricultural methods and improved crop species are needed to provide adequate food in an environmentally friendly manner without increasing cultivated land.

    • 3 min
    Feast Famine and the Future of Food

    Feast Famine and the Future of Food

    A Cooperative Extension Specialist and faculty member at the University of California at Berkley, Lemaux’s outreach and educational programming increases public understanding of agricultural practices, food production and the impact of new technologies on food and agriculture. Her research focuses on the development and use of genetic engineering and genomic strategies for cereals, wheat, sorghum, barley, rice, maize and certain grass species.

    In her Food for Thought lecture, Peggy discusses the challenges faced by having to feed an estimated 9.1 billion people by 2050. Even today there are 923 million chronically undernourished people in underdeveloped regions of the world and increasingly even in the developed world. Through improvements in crops and agricultural practices, crop yields have steadily risen, but those increases are beginning to decline. New agricultural methods and improved crop species are needed to provide adequate food in an environmentally friendly manner without increasing cultivated land.

    • 59 min

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