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Marketing Genetically Modified Crops - Pamela Ronald

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Uploaded on Aug 13, 2009

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/07/28/Pamela_Rona...

Pamela Ronald explores the controversy surrounding labeling genetically modified food. She calls the current system of labeling "complete marketing" and advocates for a system where everything from pesticides to proteins are included on a label.

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Pamela Ronald and Raoul Adamchak present "Organically Grown and Genetically Engineered: The Food of the Future" as part of The Long Now Foundation's Seminars About Long-term Thinking. They explore how genetic engineering can work with organic growing practices to produce food in a more sustainable way than either of them could alone. - The Long Now Foundation

Pamela Ronald is Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis, where she studies the role that genes play in a plant's response to its environment. Her laboratory has genetically engineered rice for resistance to diseases and flooding, both of which are serious problems of rice crops in Asia and Africa. She also serves as Vice President for the Feedstocks Division and Director of Grass Genetics at the Joint Bioenergy Institute.

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