Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

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Pamela Ronald is a professor of plant pathology and the chair of the Plant Genomics Program at the University of California, Davis. Raoul Adamchak is an organic farmer and the Market Garden Coordinator of the Student Farm, also at UC Davis.

In this Food for Thought lecture, this married couple explains how some genetically enhanced crops can improve wholesome agricultural productivity and help achieve the low chemical inputs that are the goal of organic agriculture, while some genetic enhancements are best avoided altogether.

Outreach in Biotechnology’s Food for Thought Lecture Series brings together internationally recognized experts to talk about the best (and worst) ways to use biotechnology for food and fuel. For more information, go to

A study guide to this lecture is available at

Recorded 25 Nov 2008

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