Genetically Modified Organisms: Frankenfood or Cornucopia?

The introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has resulted in an unprecedented level of controversy and debate. GMOs, on one hand, come with promises of improvements in characteristics that are unattainable by traditional plant or animal breeding. On the other hand, GMOs bring spectres of new human health problems, environmental disasters, and economic issues. This presentation focuses on positive and negative issues surrounding GMOs with illustrations and scientific data.

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12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

This session is full.


  • UVic
    Edward Ishiguro

    Ed Ishiguro, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria. His research career, spanning over 30 years, identified the basis for bacterial antibiotic tolerance. A recipient of the 2005 Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence Award and the 2006 UVic Alumni Association Harry Hickman Teaching Excellence Award. Ed currently dedicates much of his time as a science communicator primarily to community audiences.