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Public Bio-Tech Forum Scheduled Feb. 12

PULLMAN, Wash. — A free public forum, “Genetic Engineering — Issues from Farm to Table,” is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Feb. 12, at the West Coast Grand at the Park Hotel, 303 West N. River Dr., Spokane.

Four panelists — Jim Cook, a plant pathologist at Washington State University; Chris Lane, a Sprague grain grower; Phil Bereano, professor of technical communication at the University of Washington; and Ignacio Chapela, assistant professor in the division of ecosystem science, University of California, Berkeley — will provide groundwork for the dialogue.

A roundtable discussion among participants and a question an answer session with the panelists will follow.

A pre-forum session is scheduled from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the same location for those who want a better understand more about the “nuts and bolts” of genetic engineering.

Contact Diana Roberts, Washington State University Cooperative Extension, Spokane County, at (509) 477-2167 or for more information.

The conference is being sponsored by Washington State University and the Washington Sustainable Food and Farm Network.

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