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What will the next generation of genetically engineered foods look like? Are gene-edited foods also genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and will we label them or regulate them? How do these technologies affect what you will find in your local supermarket?

Come taste some gene-efited foods, and join the following NC State faculty members for the Future of Food: Near-Future Genetically Engineered Foods: Prospects and Controversies:

  • Jason Delborne, professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and director of the Science, Technology and Society program.
  • Fred GouldUniversity Distinguished Professor, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture, and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center.
  • Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-NC GSK Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Social Sciences and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center.

Rob Dunn, senior vice provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs and the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Applied Ecology will facilitate this conversation about the costs and benefits of near-future gene-edited foods.

This event is part of the Future of Food series. The event co-sponsors are Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions, the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, NC State Dining and the  Long View Project.

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