Feed your mind and your belly with a discussion about GMOs at a favorite St. Louis pub. Larry Gilbertson of Bayer will provide the food for thought. Also come find out the science behind fracking with Korey Harvey, a scientist from NGA.
GMOs and Gene Editing in Agriculture and Food
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have played an important role in medicine and agriculture for decades. The use of GMOs in global agriculture has a long track record of safety, and has brought many benefits to farmers, however public debate surrounds the technology. Dr. Gilbertson has been developing GMO crops for more than 20 years at Bayer Crop Science, and will discuss the science and public debate related to GMOS, the potential of gene editing, and answer your questions on these topics.
Hydraulic Fracturing: A Discussion with a Petroleum Geologist
An open discussion on what is hydraulic fracturing ('fracking'), legislation, impacts, and recommendations. The goal will be to educate attendees on how to be the most informed on this topic and how to identify misinformation.