For those of you interested in the social and ethical dimensions of nanotechnology in food and agriculture, please see conference update below.
You are cordially invited to attend the First International IFAS Conference on Nanotechnology
What Can Nano Learn from Bio?
Lessons from the Debate over Agrifood Biotechnology and GMOs
October 26-27, 2005
Kellogg Hotel and
What can scientists, engineers, technology developers, policy makers and research administrators in the emerging fields 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. Save the date in October 2005.
Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues who are interested in this topic and post it on the events calendar of your organization?s web site. For more information and on-line registration: http://www.carrs.msu.edu/nanoconference/.
See the web site for new information about the program and speakers.
IFAS is The Institute for Food and Agricultural Standards
John V. Stone, Ph.D.