GM: A Dinner Discussion Wednesday 10 August 2011
Should GM crops contribute to global food security?
We need to find a way to feed an extra 3 - 4 billion people by 2050 with likely greater constraints on availability of arable land, water, fuel and fertilisers. Should gene technologies play a role? In what situations would these technologies used in food production, be acceptable?
The audience will be asked to participate in a discussion on this topic. Give feedback, hear what others have to say and vote with digital voting consoles on the level of acceptance of different and real scenarios using gene technology, and specifically GM technologies, in food production.
Scientists, ethicists, futurists… are among the experts invited to discuss the scenarios with the public. Participants will get a chance to listen, learn, discuss and perhaps help influence the direction of research in this area.