Mark your calendar, bring a friend and join NWRAGE on Saturday May 18th. We will host Washington State University genetics instructor Stephen Jones speaking on corporations, universities and the patenting of life. A question and answer session will follow the discussion.
WHEN: Saturday, May 18th, 7:00pm
WHERE: It's a Beautiful Pizza, 3341 SE Belmont, Portland
To read a recent article written on this topic by Mr. Jones go to..
Stephen Jones is a winter wheat breeder at Washington State University and the former Chair of the National Wheat Crop Germplasm Committee. He received a PH.D. degree in genetics from the University of California at Davis and has been at Washington State University since 1991. He has published numerous scientific articles on wheat molecular genetics and cytogenetics. He has also published papers on the history and value of public wheat breeding programs and the urgent need to keep these programs public. The wheat breeding program that Stephen leads has been in existence since 1894 and is the only public wheat breeding program in the country to have declared itself GMO free.