Symposium: Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainability

Date
Apr 29, 2008, 12:00 am12:00 am
Location
Carl A. Fields Center
Event Description

PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION FOR APRIL 29TH: CARL A. FIELDS CENTER

Modern biotechnology holds enormous potential to solve many of the world’s intransigent problems in medicine, agriculture, energy and the environment. At the same time, questions regarding safety, environmental impacts, bioethics, intellectual property rights and social equity of biotechnology remain unanswered.

The Princeton Environmental Institute, with the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the University Center for Human Values and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is hosting a one-day symposium to gather leaders in biotechnology, food security, agricultural development, biodiversity conservation, and environmental protection to discuss major technology and policy issues and to suggest best possible policy options to move the technology forward.

The participants in the symposium will strive to answer the question: Can modern biotechnologies help tackle global poverty, fight hunger, moderate climate change, and contribute overall to the development of a sustainable world?