Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food

Professor Pamela Ronald

Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of California Davis, USA, Vice President of Feedstocks and Director of Grass Genetics at the Joint Bioenergy Institute.

Time 12 noon
Date Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Location Science House,
Royal Society of New Zealand,
Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington
Tickets Admission free

Pamela Ronald is Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis, where she studies the role that genes play in a plant’s response to its environment. Her laboratory has genetically engineered rice for resistance to diseases and flooding, both of which are serious problems of rice crops in Asia and Africa. Professor Ronald is co-author with her husband (an organic farmer) of the book “Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food”.

For more information please contact:

Dr Marc Rands
Email: marc.rands@royalsociety.org.nz
Tel. 04 470 5754