[ASC-list] Melbourne: GM food: a dinner discussion. A National Science Week event
jmajor at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Jul 27 06:02:05 UTC 2011
Posted by Jason Major for TechNyou
GM Food: A Dinner Discussion. Should GM crops contribute to global food
Melbourne: A National Science Week event organised by TechNyou (Bio21
Institute) and the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics,
University of Adelaide.
Title: GM Food: A Dinner Discussion. Should GM crops contribute to
global food security?
Date: Wednesday 10 August, 2011
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm seating.
Location: The Pumphouse Hotel. 128 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy Vic. Light
finger food provided.
Event description - full details on event website www.genetechmenu.com
<outbind://95/www.genetechmenu.com> A discussion on the acceptability
of GM crops in the solutions to food security.
We need to find a way to feed an extra 3 billion people by 2050 with
predicted greater constraints on availability of farmable land, water,
fuel and fertilisers. Should gene technologies play a role? In what
circumstances would these technologies used in food production, be
With an expert panel, participate in a discussion, give feedback, hear
what others have to say and vote on the level of acceptance of different
and real scenarios using genetic modification technologies in food
Participants will get a chance to listen, learn, discuss and perhaps
help influence the direction of research in this area.
Registration is essential for this event as numbers are limited.
Registration can be done online from the event website
(www.genetechmenu.com <outbind://95/www.genetechmenu.com> ) or by
contacting TechNyou on 1800 631 276 or email
technyou-info at unimelb.edu.au The event website is still under
construction but most information is now up and the registration is
1800 631 276
03 903 58904
Location: Bio21 Institute, 30 Flemington Road, Parkville, 3010
Postal: PO Box 4455, University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3052
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