Annual Conference, Food, Famine and Future Technologies: Ethical Dilemmas in a Hungry World

Date: Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, 2009, 8:30 AM-6:30 PM
Location: 777 United Nations Plaza 5th Floor New York, NY 10017

The Appignani Bioethics Center in collaboration with the University of Montreal, Canada held its annual conference: Food, Famine and Future Technologies: Ethical Dilemmas in a Hungry World under the auspices of the United Nations Headquarters in NYC. The conference provides an international forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and views regarding the priority needs and possible strategic means of enhancing the capacities of developing countries and countries with transitional economies to assess risk and monitor genetic modified organisms (GMOs). The conference identifies and suggest a number of concrete steps to alleviate world hunger.

Taking a broad and cross-disciplinary approach to addressing ethical dilemmas raised by genomic applications in agriculture, conference topics include agri-genomic innovations and their impact on society as a whole; environmental, economic, ethical, and social issues within agri-genomics.

These topics were addressed through paper presentations and panel discussions.

Cocktail Reception: Friday, May 22, 2009, 6:00-9:30
PM at the Tudor Hotel at the United Nations 304 E 42nd St. (between 1st and 2nd Ave), New York, NY 10017.
Featured at the reception will be an Argentinean Tango performance by Laura Real at the Tudor Hotel.

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