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Brown Bag Series: Agrifood Biosensors  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

Discussants: Lawrence Busch, Monica List, John Stone, Paul Thompson, Kyle Whyte -

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers from MSUs Center for the Study of Standards in Society (CS3) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to convene a planning workshop on the social and ethical dimensions of nano-biosensors in animal agriculture and welfare. Workshop outcomes will provide the foundation for a larger follow-up grant proposal to NSF to create a basic understanding of the supply chain for nano-biosensors in animal agricultural, and to anticipate their potential social / ethical dimensions so as to socially inform nano-biosensor technologies as they mature. The primary research activities emerging from these efforts will include broader stakeholder workshops involving a range of actors who are potentially impacted by nano-biosensors at different levels of the supply chain. Understanding and anticipating these dimensions will help to ensure that whatever applications emerge are: (1) morally acceptable and desirable with regard to implementation, information handling, and privacy; (2) fair to vulnerable parties; and (3) worthy of public trust. This brown bag seminar convenes the multi-disciplinary project team in an open round table discussion of major issues to be covered in a project white paper to inform future substantive directions and methodological approaches associated with this project. Discussants will explore potentially contrasting public perceptions of risk associated with similar applications of nano-biosensors in human medicine and public health, with an eye toward developing a mutually informative framework for addressing risk narratives surrounding nano-biosensor applications in both animal agriculture and human health sectors.
The university community and general public are encouraged to attend this event to hear about this and future project related activities.

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Location: Olds Hall, Room 109
Price: free
Sponsor: public
Contact: Amy Rusnell
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