Altering the Future: Synthetic Biology & Hawaiʻi

Lana Lane Studios

327 Lana Lane
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

Hawaiʻi SEED and Hawaiʻi Center for Food Safety invite you to an exciting panel discussion and interactive workshop titled Altering the Future: Synthetic Biology & Hawaiʻi!

The Hawaiian Islands have long been used as a testing ground by the military and the agrochemical and biotechnology industries. Today, the latest and most extreme edition of this technology is being proposed for our sensitive and remote island chain including the testing of the gene drive mosquito and the engineering of 'awa and 'ohi'a trees.

Through presentations from leading experts and thought-provoking exercises, we will discuss the challenges these new genetic engineering proposals pose to the Islands' biodiversity and indigenous Hawaiian cultural practices and sovereignty.

Should we allow our fragile ecosystem to be used for testing unproven, genetic engineering technologies or should we explore how we can develop holistic strategies and responses to environmental crisis built upon indigenous knowledge? Hear from experts and join the conversation!

Complimentary pupus and drinks will be served at the event.

Wednesday, 19 July, 2017


Kimiko LaHaela Walter