Weekend update: Are GM foods toxic for the science communication environment? Vice versa? (video lecture & slides)
The National Academy of Sciences Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences program has posted videos from its recent Public Engagement with Gentically Modified Organisms symposium. It was a really great event with lots of interesting presentation and even more fascinating discussion and debate among the participants.
I gave a presentation on the first day: "Are GM foods toxic for the science communication environment? Vice versa?" (slides here). Also was on a panel the last day with science communication genius Rick Borchelt, director of the Office for Communications and Public Affairs Department of Energy; and with Helene Dillard, from UC Davis, and Molly Jahn, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, both of whom offered harrowing insights into the contentious atmosphere surrounding academic research on GMOs and the difficulties that poses for scientists who want to participate in public deliberations on the subject.
Strongly recommend you watch all the videos if you didn't get a chance to attend or watch live (or even if you did and the alternative is to, say, grade fall semester exams!)