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Straub Environmental Center Lecture Series: Genetic Engineering and Oregon Agriculture at #SalemOR Public Library

Lecture Series: Genetic Engineering and Oregon Agriculture

Wed, January 21, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR, United States
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Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Katy Coba will give a presentation on the recently completed work of the Governor’s Task Force on Genetic Engineering.

The task force met during 2014 and discussed the status of genetically engineered agriculture, its implications for Oregon agriculture, and opportunities/concerns that consumers and producers express about this technology. In addition, the Director will briefly discuss the recent GMO labeling initiative outcome from the November general election.

Katy was appointed Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture in January 2003. As Director, she works with the governor, legislature, agricultural, environmental and consumer groups to carry out the state’s agriculture policy. ODA ‘s three-fold mission includes marketing Oregon agriculture, protecting its natural resources, and ensuring food safety and consumer protection. In her capacity as Director, Katy has worked to market Oregon agricultural products locally, domestically and internationally.

She has participated in a number of trade missions to Europe and Asia. Prior to her current position, Katy’s career in state government includes serving in Governor John Kitzhaber’s first administration in a number of capacities including Chief Policy Advisor, Economic Development and International Trade PolicyAdvisor as well as Director of Executive Appointments. Prior to that she worked at the Oregon Department of Agriculture from 1989-1995 as a Special Assistant to the Director.

Straub Environmental Lecture Series is free and open to the public.

A $5.00 donation is greatly appreciated.

Join us for refreshments after the lectures provided by LifeSource Natural Foods.


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