The Science of GMOs
When: November 1, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
You have probably heard about GMOs in your fruits, vegetables and other foods. However, are there GMO animals? Why were they developed and are they really needed? Are GMOs safe for people and the environment? What are the unintended consequences? If you have ever asked these questions consider viewing The Science of GMOs video, an informational program which was presented by Dr. Troy Ott, a professor of Animal Physiology at the Penn State University.
At the end of the presentation participants will be able to:
- Explain how and why breeding and biotechnology (GMO) have been used for animal and plant improvement.
- Understand the basics of how organisms are modified and recent technological developments that will offer new approaches to editing genomes.
- Describe some of the primary GMO and their effects on agricultural production.
- Discuss positive changes in agricultural practices and future directions for agriculture enabled by modern technologies.
This video was sponsored by Northampton County Department of Community Economic Development: Business of Agriculture/AgConnect, partners of Penn State Extension- Northampton County.
Michael Orzolek, Ph.D.
Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D., Charles White