A number of internationally recognized experts were invited to OSU to discuss issues of biotechnology in agriculture.

Lead by Steve Strauss, professor of forest genomics in the College of Forestry, Oregon State University's Food for Thought Lecture series brought internationally recognized experts to OSU to talk about issues of biotechnology in agriculture.

Technology and Food Marketing in the Age of Animal Welfare

March 13, 2013
Presented by Joy Mench, Department of Animal Science and the Director of the Center for Animal Welfare at the University of California, Davis.

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Global Economic Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops: Who are the Winners and Losers?

February 13, 2013
Presented by Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Endowed Professor of Agribusiness Strategy and the Director of the Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center at the University of Missouri.

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Green Revolution 2.0: Making it work for hunger and poverty reduction in the developing world

January 24, 2014
Presented by: Prabhu Pingali, Deputy Director of Agricultural Development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Feast, Famine, and the Future of Food

January 12, 2012
Presented by: Peggy G. Lemaux, Ph.D., Department of Plant and Microbial Biology - University of California, Berkeley.

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