The Frankenfood Myth?
Politics and Protests of the Biotech Revolution
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Reception: 6:30 pm. Program: 7:00 pm
Admission: $15 $10 for Institute Members
The Frankenfood Myth, $32 (20% off ).
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Location: The Independent Institute Conference Center, Oakland, CA.
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Henry I. Miller
Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution. Author, The Frankenfood Myth: How Protest and Politics Threaten the Biotech Revolution
Bruce N. Ames
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
For millennia, farmers all over the world have bred crops for their resistance to disease, productivity, and nutritional value. Over the past century, scientists have used increasingly more sophisticated methods for modifying crops at the genetic level. But only since the 1970s have advances in gene-splicing and other aspects of biotechnology upped the ante with the promise of dramatically improved agricultural products. Today, few topics have the power to inspire as much international furor and misinformation as the development and distribution of genetically altered foods. Is public resistance far out of synch with the potential risks? Please join us as Henry Miller, co-author of the new book The Frankenfood Myth, and Bruce Ames, U.C. Berkeley professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, address this critical 21st century issue.