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GM Food: What’s the Problem?

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Free

GM crops have been promoted as a solution to feeding a growing global population in the face of a changing climate and changing consumption patterns. But their development and use remains highly controversial, with many countries placing restrictions or bans on their use, and citizens calling for labelling of foods containing GMOs.

Our understanding of genetically modified crops is not always well-informed, and fears about the threat to our health and the environment abound. What is the truth about GM crops and why are they so widely feared?

 

Join our experts, Professor Sir David Baulcombe, Dr Ksenia Gerasimova, Dr David Nally, and Dr Shailaja Fennell to hear more and have your questions answered.

This is a free public event, presented by the Cambridge Global Food Security Initiative as part of the University’s Festival of Ideas 2017

Details

Date:
October 17
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/talksandevents/GM

Venue

Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge

Organizer

Cambridge Global Food Security
Website:
http://www.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/