What can scientists, engineers, technology developers, policy makers and research administrators in the emerging field of nanotechnology learn from the international controversy over the use of recombinant DNA techniques in agriculture and the food system?
A conference dedicated to answering this question will feature participants in this controversy from industry, regulatory and non-governmental organizations, as well as scholars who have conducted research on the debate over transgenic crops, animal biotechnology and GMOs from a number of different perspectives.
That's an announcement for the 1st International IFAS Conference on Nanotechnology, "What Can Nano Learn from Bio? Lessons from the Debate over Agrifood Biotechnology and GMOs," October 26-27, 2005, at Michigan State University (USA).
Chris Phoenix, CRN's Director of Research, will give a presentation at this conference. It will be interesting to see how much commonality there is between the GMO debates and the numerous issues surrounding advanced nanotechnology.