Read the entire Understanding Genetically Engineered Organisms in Agriculture white paper.
In spring of 2014 the Dean of OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences charged a faculty committee to review and summarize key considerations related to genetically engineered (GE) organisms. The committee chose five topics that engaged faculty expertise and that reflected public interest regarding GE organisms in agriculture.
The five topic areas are:
- Defining GE organisms in agriculture
- How human values affect views on GE crops
- Food safety and regulations for GE organisms in agriculture
- Assessing the net social benefit of GE organisms in agriculture
- Implications of gene flow and natural selection for GE crops
Committee members drafted this series of white papers as a service to the public for the purpose of providing information from several scientific perspectives. These papers have been reviewed by all committee members and are intended to help inform public conversations about genetically engineered organisms in agriculture.
We hope you find these papers useful in understanding various facets of genetically engineered organisms in agriculture. We are faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University who represent several different academic fields and perspectives surrounding the use of biotechnology in agriculture.