ACORN Conference Program

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New Genetic Engineering Techniques: New and Different? Or Same and Risky?

Tuesday, November 28, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM   

The biotechnology industry is excited about new genome editing techniques that promise to produce new genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) seeds, pesticides and animals faster, and more efficiently - a promise of targeted precision and new designs. But are these technologies actually more reliable and predictable? Will they resolve the global controversies over GM foods? What products are being developed and what are the risks? The pressure is on for organics to accept the products of new genetic engineering technologies – but where will these technologies take us?

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MacDonald Room

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How to talk intelligently about GMOs

Tuesday, November 28, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   

Everyone’s talking about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But is anyone making sense? Your customers are asking you about GM foods, what can you tell them? Your neighbours insist they know what’s happening, are they right? The biotechnology industry wants us all to feel like only scientists can discuss this technology – that’s fake news! This interactive session will provide some information, updates, and analytical tools for critical thinking on GMOs so you can sort the wheat from the chaff.

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MacDonald Room

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