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Genetically Modified Foods: Scientific Perspective and Controversies

For more than a decade Golden Rice has had a pivotal role in the arguments for and against genetic engineering.
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.

Course Authors

Adrian Dubock, Ph.D.

Dr. Dubock is a member of the Advisory Board of the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies, School of Life Sciences and School of Soft Matter Research, Albert-Ludwigs-UniversitA?t, Freiburg, Germany. Formerly a senior executive of Syngenta responsible for Mergers, Acquisitions, Ventures and Intellectual Property Licensing, he is currently the Executive Secretary of the Golden Rice Humanitarian Board, and also Golden Rice Project Manager.

Dr. Dubock reports no commercial conflicts of interest.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff, and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose.

Estimated course time: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:

  • Describe how a genetically modified crop differs from a conventionally bred crop

  • Describe the benefits of biofortification compared to fortification or supplementation as exemplified by Golden Rice

  • Discuss the scientific evidence for more or less caution with respect to genetically modified crops.



The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


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