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ABIC 2002 Background


Opening Plenary Session: Sunday September 15, 2002, afternoon session

Introducing the Opportunities
will f
eature these three internationally recognized
scientists.


More information on ABIC 2002 program, registration, sponsor, and exhibitor
information can be found at
www.abic.net

or by phone (306) 683
-
2242.


ABIC 2002 Background
3/16/2013


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RALPH W.F. HARDY, Ph.D.


Ralph W.F. Hardy is President and co
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founder of the National Agricultural
Biotechnology Council (NABC), a consortium of over 35 not
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for
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profit agricultural
research and educational institutions in Canada and the United States that

provides an
open forum for discussion on the safe, efficacious, and equitable development of
agricultural biotechnology. Previously, Hardy was President of BioTechnica International
and President and CEO of the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research,

Inc. He was
with DuPont for 21 years, where he led the research
-
driven diversification into
pharmaceuticals, agricultural products, and bio
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based products. Today, he continues to be
a leading spokesperson for the bio
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based economy and public good.


ABSTRA
CT: The Bio
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based Economy for Energy, Chemicals, and Materials: Why,
How, What, Where, and When


The bio
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based economy will contribute to national security, and will provide significant
economic, environmental, and human
-
health benefits to society and sus
tainable
industries. The bioeconomy is expected to produce 50% of liquid fuels and 90% of
organic chemicals by 2050. Sources of biomass will be low
-
input perennials and trees
grown on non
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food
-
producing land and agricultural residues. Government policy wil
l
foster public and private investments for cost
-
competitive commercialization. The where
and when will be dictated by nations and corporations that give timely priority to these
major growth opportunities.


For more information:
http://www.cals.cornell.ed
u/extension/nab



ABIC 2002 Background


Opening Plenary Session: Sunday September 15, 2002, afternoon session

Introducing the Opportunities
will f
eature these three internationally recognized
scientists.


More information on ABIC 2002 program, registration, sponsor, and exhibitor
information can be found at
www.abic.net

or by phone (306) 683
-
2242.


ABIC 2002 Background
3/16/2013


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of
3


CHANNAPATNA S. PRAKASH, Ph.D.


C.S. Prakash is a Professor of Plant Molecular Genetics and Director of the Center for
Plant Biotechnology Research at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, where he
oversees research on food crops of

importance to developing countries and training of
scientists and students in plant biotechnology. Dr. Prakash's team of scientists has led
development of the transgenic sweet potato, identification of DNA polymorphism in
peanut, development of a genetic
map of cultivated peanut, and most recently, enhanced
the protein content of crops several
-
fold through genetic modification. He has authored or
coauthored more than 50 scientific publications in refereed journals and presented more
than 100 papers.


ABST
RACT: Agricultural Biotechnology and Food Security


Sustainable agricultural development is critical to meeting future world food needs,
reducing poverty, and protecting the environment. Knowledge
-
based approaches,
including the development of transgenic c
rops and genomics, can enhance food security
by improving local crop productivity, reducing chemical inputs, insulating crops against
pest and post
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harvest losses, improving nutrition, increasing crop tolerance to stress, and
by producing value
-
added produ
cts. Integrating biotechnology into agricultural research
in the developing world requires consideration of many factors, including policy,
financial, technical, intellectual property, biosafety, and trade
-
related issues.


For more information:
prakash@agb
ioworld.org




http://www.agbioworld.org



ABIC 2002 Background


Opening Plenary Session: Sunday September 15, 2002, afternoon session

Introducing the Opportunities
will f
eature these three internationally recognized
scientists.


More information on ABIC 2002 program, registration, sponsor, and exhibitor
information can be found at
www.abic.net

or by phone (306) 683
-
2242.


ABIC 2002 Background
3/16/2013


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HUBERT GEORGE ZANDSTRA, Ph.D.


Hubert George Zandstra is Director General of the International Potato Center (CIP).
Prior to joining the CIP, he served as Deputy Director General for Research at the
Internationa
l Rice Research Institute and as Director and Associate Director in the
Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Sciences Division at the International Development
Research Centre. Dr. Zandstra holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from McGill University and a
Ph.D. from Cornell

University. He has authored or co
-
authored 38 scientific articles and
11 extension
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conference papers. He is a member of numerous organizations including the
World Potato Congress board, International Agricultural Development Committee and is
Chair emeritu
s of International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain.


ABSTRACT: Global Stewardship, “Sharing the Wealth”


Future Harvest Centers hold, in trust, 60% of the accessible genetic resources for the
world's major food crops. Benefits from biote
chnology are constrained by access and
trust. An overemphasis on appropriable technologies, an "anti
-
commons" of intellectual
property rights, sovereignty limitations on germplasm, insufficient benefit sharing, and
weak public research and regulation in de
veloping countries, all contribute to these
constraints. By better combining public and private sector biotechnology research, our
genetic resources can give us crops that are more productive and resistant to pests and
disease, and help reduce poverty and
environmental damage, particularly in developing
countries.


For more information:
CIP
-
DG@cgiar.org




http://www.cipotato.org