Gmitter Talks Gene Editing at AgVocacy Forum

Daniel Cooper Genetic Engineering, Research

By Gary Cooper

About 200 ag journalists attended this year’s Bayer AgVocacy Forum in Orlando.

This year’s AgVocacy Forum, hosted by Bayer Crop Science, again featured numerous provocative and insightful presentations dealing with emerging issues in agriculture from a number of perspectives. Bayer hosts many of the nation’s farm media for this two-day event each year, just before the start of the nationwide gathering of corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum producers at the annual Commodity Classic, which is going on in Orlando the rest of this week.

Fred Gmitter proudly wears his Florida Gators tie while speaking to journalists attending the 2019 Bayer AgVocacy Forum.

Plant breeding all-star and professor Fred Gmitter, from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, talked about gene editing. He joined a lineup of speakers that again tweaked interesting discussion and Q&A sessions involving nearly 200 agricultural media representatives attending.

AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper caught up with Gmitter briefly after his presentation for some comments about the experience and his exchange with ag media representatives at the forum. Hear their conversation:

You can listen to Gmitter’s complete presentation, along with all of the others presented at this year’s Bayer AgVocacy Forum and a whole lot more, online at AgNewsWire. AgNewsWire is a website operated by Chuck and Cindy Zimmerman, media colleagues and friends to AgNet Media.