2014 General Session Speaker: Science communicaion at the public interface: transgenic (GMO) technology

Kevin Folta

Abstract


Thank you very much for the invitation it’s wonderful to be able to come and talk about this topic. It’s a topic that has really been turned into almost a third career. Over the last couple of months I’ve been talking at many different events with regard to Transgenic Technology, we normally think of it as GMO. To bookend this, it really started in 1977 when I was 10 years-old and checked out a book from the public library on Recombinant DNA. I kind of thought this was something I’d be doing for a while; I’d be really interested in this and it turns out I was right. I really enjoyed the topic back then and the promise that it had.

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283