GMOs - People Are Asking, What Do You Tell Them? Webinar Series

This new monthly series will help CCAs understand the basic science behind GMOs and how the process differs from traditional plant breeding techniques. This series seeks to inform people to help them distinguish between science and pseudo-science, and to address some of the claims and pressures surrounding GMOs in the field and on the table, and to provide a framework from which individuals can make rational decisions and choices when it comes to using GMO products.

Webinar Series Objectives
Acquaint the participant with:

  • the techniques used in conventional plant breeding, and how conventional plant breeding also is used with developing GM crops
  • the time (number of generations) required from making the first cross to offering an improved line on the market
  • the effect of GM on the number of generations required to prepare an improved line for the market
  • the GM techniques used to develop transgenic and cisgenic crops
  • the traits researchers are introducing and developing with GM
  • the best management practices to implement when growing GM crops

Acquaint the participant with:

  • consumer beliefs about GM products and their use;
  • consumer concerns about GM products in the environment
  • consumer concerns about GM products in feed and food
  • GM regulatory and approval process
  • which GM information consumers consider credible;
  • issues surrounding voluntary and mandatory GM product labeling
  • potential effects of consumer buying habits on production practices and related advice


CEUs: CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC:  1.0 Professional Meeting per webinar

Each webinar may also be purchased individually under the individual webinars section on the store page.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.   The Included Content section below provides the titles under Seminar.

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Included Content
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What Makes GMOs Different? Why the Fuss?Streaming
GMOs and Consumer Food Choices; Traditional Plant Breeding MethodsStreaming
The Technology of GM CropsStreaming
GE Traits Available in the USAStreaming
Mandatory or Voluntary Labeling, GE Regulation and Food SafetyStreaming
Missed Opportunities in Genetic EngineeringStreaming
Communicating Concepts in Genetic EngineeringStreaming