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Genetic Engineering: The Good, The Bad, and The Necessary


September 11, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Environmental Law Institute
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 700 (Map)

Washington, DC (and webinar)


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An ELI 50th Anniversary Seminar

In an era when agricultural sustainability is strained by rapid population growth and the detrimental effects of climate change, regulatory officials face increasing pressure to ensure global food security.  Gene engineering presents vast possibilities for public health and food security transformations, from the capacity to reduce the spread of disease-carrying insects to dramatically increasing crop yields. At the same time, however, many have expressed concern about the environmental, health, and ethical impacts of genetic engineering. Join us on September 11 as panelists delve into genetic engineering: the good, the bad, and the necessary.

Nicole E. Negowetti
, Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor, Animal Law and Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School, Moderator
John Abbott, Head of Regulatory and Stewardship, North America, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC (invited)
Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director, Center for Food Safety
Keith A. Matthews, Of Counsel, Wiley Rein LLP

Materials will be posted as they become available...


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