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Past Presentations

Live Presentations and Keynote Addresses

GMO’s Diet and Nutrition. Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Symposium. Ft. Lauderdale, FL April 25, 2015.

Why Biotech Crops Matter – Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, “Evenings at Whitney” event. St. Augustine, FL, April 9, 2015 

Understanding and Communicating Biotechnology. Alabama Crop Improvement Association, Panama City Beach, FL, February 22, 2015.

Speaking Up for Your Seed Choices- the Farmer’s Role in the GMO Discussion. Canola Connects.  Manitoba Canola Growers October 22, 2014, Manitoba Canada

Why Science Matters: GMO crops and the Psychology of Risk. Valencia College, Kissimmee, FL September 18, 2014.

Keynote Speaker, Harvest Tour & Dinner, Longmont, CO, September 16, 2014.

GMO Science: Communicating Biotechnology in an Age of Sensationalism.  Extension Professionals Association of Florida Conference, August 28, 2014, Panama City Beach, FL

Defusing a Social Controversy- GMO. Small Farms Conference, August 31-1, 2014, Kissimmee, FL

Reframing Communication in Biotechnology. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci, July 28, 2014, Orlando, FL

Genetic Plant Improvement.  Wedgeworth Leadership Institute, July 23, 2014, Gainesville, FL

Understanding Transgenic (GMO) Technology. Florida Association of Nutritionists and Dieticians, Keynote address, July 16, 2014, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Science Communication at the Public Interface: Transgenic (GMO) Technology. Georgia-Alabama Seed Association Annual Meeting, July 14, 2014, Ponte Vedra, FL

Science Communication at the Public Interface: Transgenic (GMO) Technology. Mosaic Company, June 23, 2014, Lithia, FL

Reframing Communication on Transgenic Crops. Florida Seed Association, June 24, 2014, Citra, FL

Several Presentations, Biotechnology Literacy Project, Conference on Biotech. (co-organizer), June 16-18, 2014

GMOs: Not a Scientific Debate. AgREE- Discussions in Agriculture, June 14, 2014, Denver, CO

Reframing Communication on Biotechnology. (keynote) Florida State Horticultural Society, June 5-6 2014, Clearwater FL

Pros and Cons of Producing and Consuming Transgenic Crops. UF Extension Education,  May 15, 2014, Homestead, FL.

Communication and Transgenic Technology. University of Minnesota,  May 5, 2014, St. Paul, MN

GMO: Boon or Burden? Debate  Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS), April 12, 2014, New York, NY

Science vs. Perception: GMO Myths and Realities  Florida Ag Issues Forum, March 20, 2014, Gainesville, FL

GMO Technology- A Foundation of Future Gardening  Marion County Spring Festival, Master Gardeners, March 8, 2014, Ocala, FL

Science vs. Perception: Science that Everyone at the Dinner Table Can Understand. Agriculture Outlook Seminar, February 18, 2014, Strathroy, Canada

Science vs. Perception: GMO Communication, Barriers, Consequences and Solutions. Southwest Agriculture Conference, January 7, 2014,  Ridgeland, ON Canada

Communicating the Science of Biotechnology  Genome Canada, October 24, 2013, Saskatoon, Canada

Understanding the Science of Modern Biotechnology. Florida Dairy Association, October 22, 2013, Micanopy FL

GMO- Gene Inside or Genocide?   Colorado College, September 13, 2013, Colorado Springs, CO

Scientifically Established GMO Myths and Truths.  Columbia Co Master Gardeners, August 4, 2013 Live Oak, FL

Teaching Concepts in Transgenic Crops. SIVB Annual Conference, June 6, 2012, Raleigh NC

Feeding More People with Less Impact. State College of Florida Jacksonville, April 17, 2012

Frankenfoods: Cornerstones of the Next Green Revolution Vegan Chicago, December 26, 2011, Chicago IL

Frankenfoods: Cornerstones of the Next Green Revolution. Florida State College at Jacksonville, December 2, 2012, Jacksonville, FL

Frankenfoods: Cornerstones of the Next Green Revolution. Oak Hammock Learning After Retirement, October 13, 2012, Gainesville, FL

Frankenfoods: Cornerstones of the Next Green Revolution.  The Amazing Meeting, July 11, 2011 Las Vegas, NV

Frankenfoods: Cornerstones of the Next Green Revolution. Center for Inquiry, October 10, 2010, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Frankenfoods: Cornerstones of the Next Green Revolution.  Café Scientifique, October 7, 2008, Gainesville FL