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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Woodland Public Library Science and Society Discussion

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Woodland Public Library

250 First Street
Woodland, CA 95695

Subject:Woodland Public Library Science and Society Discussion Series
Contact:Greta Galindo, Library Services Director,

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Bringing New Scientific Technologies to Market:
A Case Study of GMOs

May 23, 6:30 – 8:30

Woodland Public Library Leake Room, 250 First St.

In Dr. Martineau's talk, “Bringing New Scientific Technologies to Market: A Case Study of GMOs,” Dr. Martineau will share her behind-the-scenes experiences—both positive and negative—with the process through which the world’s first commercially available GE food gained regulatory approval in the United States. 

Belinda Martineau earned her BA in biology at Harvard, her PhD in genetics at UC Berkeleyand carried out two years of postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago. She is an inventor on multiple patents involving genetic engineering technology, and author of First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr SavrTM Tomato and the Birth of Biotech Food. Her views on GE foods (AKA GMOs) have been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Review of Books, The Mercury News, Mother Jones, CookingLight magazine and on her blog: Martineau is currently a science writer/editor, independently and with the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research at UC Davis.

The Science & Society sessions provide opportunities for the public and those engaged in research and policymaking to share ideas and concerns. We hope such public discussions will become models for polite and meaningful engagement of participants with differing points of view and that they will increase understanding of the issues and contribute to more informed development of future public policies. All are welcome to attend, and we encourage an open dialog on all the topics presented.

For information: Contact or call 530-661-5980

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