The world’s population is expanding, food demands are rising, and climate risks are becoming more disruptive. Scientific advancements can be utilized to solve these existential threats, but misinformation and discouraging public opinion prevent these solutions from being brought to light. How do we close the growing gap between scientific innovation and public acceptance? Using climate change policy and genetic engineering as case studies, Dialogues and Discourse in Science and Society: Science and the Social License investigated why public opinion diverges from scientific discovery, and discussed what we can do to bridge the innovation gap.
Hosted by the UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment and World Food Center, this conference was held on Monday, November 4 and was supported by a grant from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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