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Pamela Ronald
Works at University of California, Davis
Attended Reed college, Stanford, U. Uppsala, UC Berkeley, Cornell
Lives in Davis. CA
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Thanks Bill!!

"@BillGates: One of my favorite #TEDtalks this year: @pcronald makes a strong case for engineering food: http://t.co/kM3Cg9rbD1 http://t.co/XiVIl5iC7E"
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An important read: ‘GMO free’ myth busting: Labeling movement leading farmers to use more toxic chemicals http://bit.ly/1JSTovT 
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how is the Anti-GMO stance working for Chipotle? https://storify.com/mem_somerville/so-how-s-that-anti-gmo-stance-working-out-for-you via @storify
Chipotle recently created a marketing blitz around their claims of being GMO free now. What are some science-minded folks saying about that?
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the company's highly publicized move away from GMOs serves merely to distract consumers from "the real problem with Chipotle food, which is that it's just not healthy."
Chipotle says providing "food with integrity" means dropping genetically modified ingredients. But critics say the company's new policy is inconsistent and even dishonest.
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Every food we eat has been an GMO since the beginning of agriculture. What is new is our ability to surgically accomplish it instead of the hit or miss method of cross pollinating.
Our ignorance gives rise to the fear that stands ready to fill in the blanks of our understanding.

It is a reflection of the average intellect that makes the announcement a sound business move. Most people like to hear "organic" in the description of their food.

The suspicion of the public is well founded as evidenced by food manufacturers inclination to include questionable or even harmful ingredients that result in a longer shelf life or better taste = higher profit margins.

The "organic" ( natural) corn cob was about two inches long. The wild strawberry is the size of a pencil erraser.
It is the modifications to the naturally occurring foods that have allowed us to continuously produce more per acre, and support our expanding population.

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The sky is falling in Bangladesh, at least according to anti-GMO campaigners determined to reframe as a failure one of Asia's emerging ecological and health success stories--the embrace of near-pesticide free Bt brinjal (eggplant) by poor farmers. Will the smear campaign succeed?
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CHARLES ARNTZEN CREATED ZMAPP, THE WORLD’S MOST PROMISING ANTI-EBOLA DRUG, FROM TOBACCO PLANTS
For fighting ebola with tobacco.
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The biochemist at the University of California, Berkeley, helped make a monumental discovery: a relatively simple way to alter any organism’s DNA. But she is stuck in a patent fight over it.
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My TED talk on sustainable ag, food security and #GMOs is now available for viewing. 
https://www.ted.com/talks/pamela_ronald_the_case_for_engineering_our_food
Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes her decade-long quest to help create a variety of rice that can survive prolonged flooding. She shows how the genetic improvement of seeds saved the Hawaiian papaya crop in the 1950s — and makes the case that it may simply be the most effective way to enhance food security for our planet’s growing population.
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In misrepresenting the science on GMOs, Chipotle joins the ranks of companies that aim to deceive the public. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0430-sexton-chipotle-gmo-ban-20150430-story.html




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The chain fuels anti-GMO fears with an irresponsible new campaign.
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Also see the LA Times editorial, Pam.
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Pamela Ronald is Professor of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis, where she studies the role that genes play in a plant’s response to its environment. She is co-author with her husband, Raoul Adamchak, of the book "Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food".
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  • Reed college, Stanford, U. Uppsala, UC Berkeley, Cornell
    2013
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  • University of California, Davis
    professor, Dept Plant Pathology and the Genome Center, present
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Montpellier, France - Nara, Japan - Portland, Or - Stanford, CA - Berkeley, CA - Uppsala, Sweden - Ithaca, New york - Toulouse, France - Strasbourg, France