FOX News, December 2017

Dr. Chakraborty on natural disasters being a part of Google’s Top Searches of 2017 on FOX News.

Fox 5 D.C., Oct. 18, 2017

Dr. Chakraborty discusses the importance of risk perception and mental health issues following the devastation of Puerto Rico, California’s wildfires, and the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Fox40 Interview on Water and Fire: Local Impacts of Climate Change, April 8, 2016

Guests Dr. Sweta Chakraborty and Dr. Michelle Stevens, Sacramento State Environmental Studies Professor were in the studio with Bethany and Darren to discuss their upcoming conference and the purpose. Water and Fire: Impacts of Climate Change took place on Sunday, April 10, and Monday, April 11, at the Sacramento State University.  Scientists, policymakers, community leaders, academics, and students met to produce lively debates, as well as potential solutions and policy changes dealing with climate change. The event was free, open to the public, and attended by those concerned about drought, floods, wildfires, and declining fish populations in the Sacramento region, brought on by climate change.

 

Interviewed by New Zealand Business Radio (NBR) on the global challenges in advancing genetic engineering, Sept. 14th 2016

Excerpt of the article written by the NBR editor, Nevil Gibson (@nevilgibson) based on my interview:

“A risk management expert says advances in medical science using genetic engineering techniques cannot be separated from their application in other areas such as agriculture.

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, Associate Director of the Institute of Science for Global Policy in New York, was a speaker at the recent NZBio annual conference in Auckland.

She specialises in public policy issues associated with handling risk in areas such infectious diseases, food security and climate change, all of which are linked in some way.

“You cannot allow for progress in one area and not for others, such as energy, sustainability and agriculture,” she says.

Vital issues such as feeding an estimated global population of nine billion people by 2050 complicated issues must be addressed holistically.

“It is generally concluded in the scientific community that this increased population will require a 70% increase in food production and this can’t be achieved unless we apply technologies that are being expanded on today…”

Read more: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/food-medical-genetic-techniques-cannot-be-separated-biotech-lobbyist-ng-p-194353

 

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