Biotech Updates

1st Global Conference on Biofortification

October 8, 2010

The First Global Conference on Biofortification is set for November 9-11, 2010 at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC. This is the first international effort to discuss progress made in developing nutrient-rich crops, share lessons learned, and chart the future of biofortification. This three-day event will bring agricultural scientists, public health specialists, policymakers, donors, and business leaders together. Confirmed speakers include Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist, Navyn Salem, Executive Director of Edesia Global Nutrition Solutions, Roger Thurow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Lawrence Haddad, director of the Institute of Development Studies, and Keith West of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

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