9:40

USDA’s Legal Authority and Perspectives on Assessment of Environmental Effect

Stan Abramson, Chair—Environmental Practice Group, and Partner, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin, & Kahn

10:00

BREAK

10:20

Forward-Looking Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology

David Adelman, Staff Attorney, International and Nuclear Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council

10:40

Panel Discussion

11:00

Committee and Audience Questions and Discussion

12:00

LUNCH

II. Next Generation of Transgenic Crops

1:15

Introduction

Brian Larkins, University of Arizona, member of Committee on Environmental Effects Associated with Commercialization of Transgenic Crops

1:25

Nutritional Enhancement

Dean DellaPenna, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University

1:50

The Next Decade of Plant Biotechnology Products

Ganesh Kishore (formerly with Monsanto Company)

2:15

Stress Tolerance

Michael Thomashow, Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University

2:40

Prospects for Hypoallegenic Transgenic Soybeans

Herman M. Eliot, Acting Research Leader, Climate Stress Laboratory, USDA, ARS, Beltsville, Maryland

3:00

BREAK

3:15

Discussion and questions

III. Public Comments

3:45

Introduction

Kim Waddell, National Research Council

3:50

Selected Letter Responses

Faith Campbell, American Lands Alliance

Maureen K. Hinkle, National Audubon Society (retired)

4:10

Other Comments

5:30

Workshop adjourns



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