Emerging Biotechnologies in Agriculture

April 2 event will highlight key issues and opportunities in the Triangle AgBiotech sector

Research Triangle Park, N.C., March 12, 2019 – The Triangle/Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the British-American Business Council (BABCNC) and the Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center (NC State University) will host an educational and networking event on April 2 at the Hunt Library, located on the University’s Centennial Campus at 1070 Partner’s Way, Raleigh, NC 27606.

Hear from members of the GES Center Leadership Team, including the Co-Directors Jennifer Kuzma, PhD and Fred Gould PhD, followed by a panel discussion featuring members of the GES Center Leadership Team along with experts from industry and the UK Government on the strategic importance of the AgBiotech sector and the exciting, and sometimes controversial, work going on in the development of genetically engineered organisms in agriculture.

Steve Cain, president of the Triangle BABCNC, said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to help highlight some of the great work going on in this space in NC and to discuss some of the myths and fears that have evolved in the public domain around GMO technologies and which could derail any future (post-BREXIT) US-UK free trade agreement. I look forward to a very informative evening with our distinguished panel along with the opportunity to network with the GES Center team, our members and guests.”

5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Registration and Networking
6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Program and Q&A
7:15 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Networking Reception

Registration is required but attendance is complimentary for GES faculty and sponsors. There is a small fee to offset catering costs for Triangle BABC members, members of partner organizations, and others.

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About the GES Center
Integrating scientific knowledge & public values in shaping the futures of biotechnology

By building a unique interdisciplinary program that aims at transparency and inclusion of diverse perspectives in long-term, the GES Center is making a global impact on the design and development of genetically engineered organisms. By combining expertise in biological sciences, social sciences and the humanities, the Center helps citizens and policymakers make informed decisions by giving them information developed through detailed research and thorough deliberation.

About the British-American Business Council
The British-American Business Council is the largest transatlantic business network, with 22 chapters and over 2,000 member companies, including many of the world’s largest multinationals based in major business centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom. The BABC is dedicated to helping companies connect, establish and build their businesses on both sides of the Atlantic.

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