In this talk, Gregory Jaffe, Director of the Project on Biotechnology for the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), will explain how scientists make genetically engineered crops and animals, the benefits and potential risks from those products, and information on their adoption in the US and around the world. He will describe the federal regulatory system for those products, the gaps and problems with the current oversight, and propose changes that will ensure safety and consumer acceptance going forward. Finally, he will describe the unique role that the Biotechnology Project at the Center for Science in the Public Interest plays in the national and international debate over genetically engineered foods. The presentation will provide a unique evidence-based perspective on this controversial subject.
Cohosted by the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, The DOS Grant Fund, Harvard Health Law Society, and Harvard Food Law Society.