UCSC agroecology expert to speak on genetically engineered crops Feb. 12

Professor Deborah K. Letourneau

UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professor Deborah K. Letourneau will speak on “Genetically Engineered Crops and the Environment: Risky Business?” at the second Pub Science Talk presented by the UCSC Environmental Studies Department.

The talk will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, at the Red Restaurant and Bar in the Santa Cruz Hotel at Cedar and Locust streets in downtown Santa Cruz, and will be followed by a questions and answer session. It is free and open to the public.

Letourneau is an expert in agroecology and is a past chair of the Agroecology Section of the Ecological Society of America. She is a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on environmental impacts of genetically modified plants and editor for the international journal Environmental Biosafety Research.
Information on future Pub Science Talks may be obtained at http://eepurl.com/qXKiP.