Fact and fiction in crop genetic engineering

In modern agricultural politics, organic farming and genetic engineering occupy opposite ends of the spectrum. In the Ronald-Adamchak household, the world is not so black and white. Ronald is a professor of plant pathology at the University of California, Davis. Adamchak manages the student-run organic farm on campus. Together, in their book "Tomorrow's Table: Organic farming, Genetics and the Future of Food", they explore the juncture where their methods can (and they argue, should) meet to ensure environmentally sustainable food production. During the July 1 sesssion, Ronald will discuss what labels such as 'organic' or 'GE-free' really mean for the health of families and for the future of the planet. She will explain what geneticists actually do, and help distinguish between fact and fiction in the debate about crop genetic engineering.