Sustainable Cotton Through Biotechnology Workshop with Holly Mayton, PhD
March is Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month (according to the internet) and in honor of this, I'm really excited to announce this month's workshop on sustainable cotton!
Holly is a science fellow at the US Embassy and is passionate about science policy and engineering to improve people's lives.
Modern biotechnology that allows agricultural production to be more efficient, nutritious, and resilient in the face of climate change is being developed and adopted around the world. This workshop will provide an overview of how biotech cotton is improving environmental, economic, and social sustainability around the world. Case studies from India, Nigeria, Brazil, and more will highlight the ways that biotechnology benefits quality of life, protects health, and reduces inputs for cotton growers.
Mentioned in this workshop:
Holly's background and how and why she decided to study cotton
Brief background and history of biotech cotton
Biotech cotton for environmental, economic, and social sustainability
Case studies from around the world
Future potential for agricultural biotechnology and climate change
Dr. Holly Mayton currently serves as the American Institute of Physics Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Department of State's Office of Agricultural Policy. Previously, Holly has contributed to science and policy endeavors with the California Council on Science and Technology, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Vietnam, and as founding co-Director of the 501c3 National Science Policy Network. Holly received her Ph.D. in Chemical and Environmental Engineering with a Designated Emphasis in Public Policy from the University of California, Riverside in 2018.
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