Keynote Forum – What is the future of genetic engineering?

Guelph Organic Conference Genetic Engineering Forum Image PosterIt has been twenty years since the first genetically engineered (also called genetically modified or GM) crops and foods were approved in Canada and the US.

What do the next twenty years hold?

What are the latest developments and what will the technology mean next for farmers, food and our environment?

Designed to be a lively and thought provoking session we hope to see you there! 

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Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) (Ottawa)

Rene Van Acker, PhD – Crop-weed Ecologist and Dean, Ontario Agriculture College (Guelph)

Jonathan Latham, PhD – Biologist, Biopolitical Theorist, and Editor of Independent Science News (Ithaca, New York)

Dianne Dowling – Organic Dairy Farmer and President of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Local 316 (Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox-Addington)


(Times are approximate.)

7:30 to approximately 8:20pm

– Opening statements.

– Moderated question & answer session for panelists.

8:20-8:30 Short break

Approximately 8:30pm until 9:30pm

– Open discussion begins, and questions can be asked by the audience.



Thornbrough Auditorium (right beside the Guelph University Centre)

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