Future of Food: Near-Future Genetically Engineered Foods: Prospects and Controversies

Thursday, March 2, 2023
4:30pm to 5:30pm

cartoon of person contemplating genetically engineered fruit


Thursday, March 2, 2023
4:30pm to 5:30pm


Fishbowl Forum, Hill Library


This event will be livestreamed on the NC State University Libraries YouTube channel.

About This Event

What will the next generation of genetically engineered foods look like? Are gene-edited foods also genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and will we label them or regulate them? How do these technologies affect what you will find in your local supermarket?

Come taste some GE foods and join the following NC State faculty members in a conversation about prospects and controversies of near-future GE foods:

  • Jason Delborne (Professor in Forestry and Environmental Resources; Director of the Science, Technology, and Society program)
  • Fred Gould (University Distinguished Professor, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture, Co-Director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center)
  • Jennifer Kuzma (Goodnight-NC GSK Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Social Sciences; Co-Director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center)

Rob Dunn (Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs; William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Applied Ecology) will facilitate this conversation about the costs and benefits of near-future GE foods.

This event is part of the Future of Food series and is co-sponsored by Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions, the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, NC State Dining, and The Long View Project.

Featured Speakers

Contact Information

Karen Ciccone


Free and open to the public.


If assistive technology, live captioning, or other accommodations would improve your experience at this event, please contact us. We encourage you to contact us early about this to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.