Monday, July 20, 2020

Webinar: Regulation of Biotechnology in Livestock and Plants in Light of COVID-19

You are invited to a webinar sponsored by the ICABR and UC Berkeley on Regulation of Biotechnology in Livestock and Plants in Light of COVID-19. 

The date of the webinar is July 24th, 2020 at 8 AM PST. Registration is required and the link is 

The program is 
A webinar to be held on Zoom, Friday July 24 nd , 2020 8:00 AM-10:00 AM PST.
Part of the ICABR Annual Program
1. Introduction - Regulation of Biotechnology in light of COVID-19, David Zilberman, UC
Berkeley 10 Mins.
2. The potential of CRISPR in livestock, Alison Van Eenennaam, Professor of UC Davis 20 mins
3. The economic implications of banning CRISPR in livestock, Felipe Silva, Professor of
Clemson University 10 mins
Carl Pray. Time for questions of the first 3 speakers -- 10 minutes (50 minutes)
4. Where we are with Golden Rice, Adrian Dubock, Golden Rice Humanitarian Board Member,
7 mins
5. The lessons from BT eggplant in Bangladesh, Ahsanuzzaman, University of Delaware 7 mins
6. On the approval of GM varieties in India, Ram Kaundinya, Senior Executive in the seed sector
of India 7 mins
7. On the state of GM maize seeds in China, William Deng, Senior Executive in the seed sector
of China 7 mins
8. Where is biotech going in Latin America - Martin Lema, Argentina 7 minutes
9. Carl Pray leads discussion 15 minutes

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