Dr. Suzanne Wuerthele is a Board-certified toxicologist and risk assessor.
Her PhD is in Pharmacology (Michigan State University); she holds a Master of Arts in
Science Education and a BS in Biology (University of Pittsburgh). Although she has
worked for 20 years as a senior scientist at a federal agency, she will be with us
at the Café in her capacity of Chair of the Genetic Engineering Committee of the
Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club.
Genetic engineering—creation of new organisms by recombinant DNA techniques—will it "make the industrial revolution pale by comparison" (Austin Cargill, CEO of one of the world's largest seed companies) or will it be "the greatest disaster in modern capitalism" (activist Jeremy Rifkin)?