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Wednesday, March 29 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Is There GMO in My Tea?

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"Stands the church clock at ten to three,
And is there GMO in my tea?"
As Rupert Brookes' famous lines might be written today.
Certainly, when in 1912 Brookes was looking forward to honey with his tea, there was no possibility of transgenic meddling with his Camellia sinensis. But today - who knows?
Are molecular biologists brewing up new tea DNA? Are GMO tea cultivars taking over the fields? Has Monsanto tinkered with your teabag?
Unthinkable - or is it?
Find out the true state of play in tea breeding - Nigel Melican has been penetrating the veil of secrecy and will answer all these questions - and more.

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Nigel Melican

Owner, Teacraft Technical Services
Nigel Melican has 42 years of hands-on experience in all facets of the tea industry, providing technical guidance to clients in 32 countries – from green tea feasibility in Australia to tea extracts in Zimbabwe.  Latterly he has progressed from assisting large-scale commodity tea... Read More →

Wednesday March 29, 2023 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Room #S220