Dr. Strangeplant: Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love GMOs

by Rachel Mann | at MinneBar 11 | 2:45 – 3:35 in Challenge | View Schedule

Is the use of biotechnology in the plants we use for food, clothing, and energy a bug or a feature of our contemporary food system? What 'evil' forces are behind the pro- and anti-GMO movements? Let's talk science, culture, and economics in this inclusive and interactive session.


Rachel Mann

I've spent the past 20 years studying genetics and biotechnology, and their applications in research, clinical, forensic, and manufacturing labs. Lately, I've been discovering design-thinking and group facilitation methods for innovation, as well as a bit of software and web development on the side. I am also an amateur singer, pianist, guitarist, and songwriter.

How does this all fit together? Hell if I know. Let's have some fun and figure it out.