Monday, February 23, 2009
Nina Fedoroff explains the history of Genetically Modified Foods (VIDEO)
Genetically Modified Foods with Nina Fedoroff.
Fedoroff's lecture examines the history of food plants, describes the differences between previous and present methods of modifying them, and addresses common food safety and biodiversity concerns about GM crops and foods - Santa Fe Institute
Nina Federoff - Nina Federoff is the Evan Pugh Professor and Willaman Professor of Life Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. She is also an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.
Panacea... WIKI: In Greek mythology, Panacea was the goddess of healing. She was the daughter of Asclepius, god of medicine, and the granddaughter of Apollo, god of healing (among other things). Panacea was said to have a poultice or potion with which she healed the sick. This brought about the concept of the panacea in medicine. 'Panacea' is also the term for heal-all herbs, and an Asterix character.