Earlier this year, a fantastic new series of bulletins covering a wide range of biotechnology-related topics was launched – “Biotech in Focus”. Spearheaded by Dr. Ania Wieczorek, each bi-weekly newsletter focuses on a single key topic, and manages to pull relevant examples, images and information into a concise, two-page PDF. The content, as well as the format, make each bulletin a valuable educational resource.
Dr. Wieczorek, who counts teaching science to children in her community among her duties, is Director of the Biotechnology Outreach Program at the University of Hawaii. And, while she has recognized the ability for biotechnology to help address agricultural challenges, she is also well aware of the need for more education on the subject.
We’ve discussed how essential digestible, visual-heavy information on ag-biotech is as recently as last week, and strongly encourage you to check out Wieczorek’s full “Biotech in Focus” series. As the website aptly describes, “each bulletin is presented in accessible form and (provides) pertinent science-based information in a non-technical and fun format.”
Best of all, every issue is readily available free of charge right here! Following are links to a few of our favorites:
- The First Generation of GE Farming (Apr. 15, 2014)
- What are the rules for commercially distributing (GE) crops in the USA? (Apr. 30, 2014)
- GMOs and Human Health II: Are Genetically Engineered Foods Safe to Eat? (June 15, 2014)
- Do we need GE crops? (Sept. 15, 2014)
- GMOs Go Global (Oct. 15, 2014)