The New York Biotechnology Association recently held its annual meeting, which featured several interesting sessions that focused on the future of ag biotech.
One workshop, entitled “Agriculture and Biotechnology: The Future of Food, Fiber and Fuel” focused on in the ability of biotechnology to meet the world’s demands for energy, food and feedstuffs. The session was led by Rick Zimmerman of ZGA, LLC and featured Cornell University’s Dr. Margaret Smith and Dr. Larry Walker.
The second workshop on ag biotech was entitled “Legal and Ethical Challenges to Genetic Engineering and Their Implications to World Societies”. Cornell University professor Dr. Larry Walker participated in a discussion with two lawyers well-versed in this field. Dr. Walker brought a practical perspective to the discussion and was able to provide realistic examples of challenges facing the biotech industry.
The New York Biotechnology Association is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the development and growth of New York State based biotechnology related industries and institutions, and to strengthening the competitiveness of New York State as a premier global location for biotechnology/biomedical research, education and industry.