MEDIA ALERT: Renowned African Biotech Scientist Dr. Florence Wambugu To Speak, Launch New Book At BIO 2001

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What: Talk, discussion and book signing by Florence Wambugu, Director of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) - African Biotechnology Program (ISAAA AfriCenter)

Introduction by Jocelyn Webster, Ph.D., Executive Director of AfricaBio and Val Giddings, Ph.D., Vice President for Food and Agriculture, Biotechnology Industry Organization

Tuesday, June 26, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Where: San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 5B

Why: Can biotechnology help end hunger and poverty in Africa?
Dr. Wambugu’s latest book, Modifying Africa: How Biotechnology Can Benefit the Poor and Hungry: A Case Study from Kenya, provides some insight and is based on the life history and professional experience of the author, who is working to improve bananas, sweet potatoes and cassava (major African food staples) through biotechnology. Meet this distinguished scientist and author, pick up a complimentary copy of her book, and discover what’s happening with biotech crops in Africa.

Contact: Kara Delahunt at 917-862-8728

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