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Planting the seeds of genetically modified trees
    Thursday July 12, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am @ Liffey Hall 2

    Genetically Modified Trees (GMTs) can provide a high timber yield, and are a potential counter for global warming through carbon sequestration. The public in some countries remain sceptical about the need for genetically modified organisms. What are the researchers in this area doing to foster an informed public debate on these issues?
    The COST Action FP0905 is focusing on key aspects of GMTs related to biosafety: gene containment; gene targeting prior to the commercial introduction of GMTs into the environment; monitoring; socio-economic and cost-benefit analyses. Experts from this programme will discuss public concerns about the real and perceived importance and dangers of plantations across Europe from a scientific, societal, and policy perspective.

    Italian National Council of Research, Italy

     Environmental Research Consultant, UK

    GENIUS GmbH Wissenschaft & Kommunikation, Germany

    Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (vTI), Institute of Forest...

    Purdue University, USA

    Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK

    Type Science Programme, Energy Environment & Climate
    Host Organization CNR - Plant Genetics Institute
  • Organiser Cristina Vettori
  • Tags SP5

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