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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Debate on the potential of GM crops in agriculture in developing countries.

Professor Ottoline Leyser, Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory will give an overview of the technology. Professor Andy Stirling, Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the University of Sussex, will explore the controversies surrounding the adoption and use of genetic modification and biotechnology, and how civil society and policy actors have framed the science-policy dialogue in this context. Finally, Dr Emmanuel Okogbenin, Director of Technical Operations at African Agricultural Technology Foundation will consider the role, potential and limitations of genetic modification and agro-biotechnology, with a specific focus on Africa.


This event is part of the Humanitarian Centre's Global Food Futures Year and the Cambridge University Botanic Garden's Festival of Plants.

Event is free but ticketed: 

Friday, 16 May, 2014 - 16:00 to 18:00
Event location: 
Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge