genetically modified foods

Grand Challenges in Environmental Research

Date: February 26

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Title: Sustaining our future: with or without GM?

Speakers: Lord Peter Melchett – Policy Director at the Soil Association; Professor John Crawford – SGCS Scientific Director of the Delivering Sustainable Systems programme at Rothamsted Research

Join us for our seminar on the future of food with Peter Melchett, the policy director of the Soil Association – a UK organic foods and farming organisation. He will be joined by John Crawford, leader of the Institute Strategic Programme on Delivering Sustainable Systems at Rothamsted Research. Together we will discuss how we can continue to feed our growing population. Can technical approaches such as GM sustain a projected population of 10 billion, or will we need to return to alternative approaches, such as organic farming?

Short talks and a panel discussion, followed by wine and nibbles

A seminar series organised by DPhil students on the NERC Doctoral Training Programme

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Lee Sweetlove’s research group studies the regulation and engineering of plant metabolic networks, which could lead to improvements in food crops, such as increased yields or enhanced flavour.

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Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food with Plants for the 21st Century

“Technophobia vs. Technophilia: The Polarized Debate about our Food”

Speaker: Michael Mack, CEO Syngenta

Date: Wednesday November 26 2014

Time: 4-5pm, followed by a drinks reception

Venue: Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road

Everyone welcome

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As part of the Oxford Martin School's video series of "Big Questions", you can now watch Programme Director Professor Charles Godfray answer some key questions about the future of food:

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By Hannah Rowlands.

Last week, The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food and the Plants for the 21st Century Institute were fortunate enough to host Jack Bobo, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology for the United States Department of State, giving a talk about biotechnology, agriculture and food security. In this blog post, I summarise some of the arguments he made.

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People » Javier Lezaun

James Martin Lecturer in Science and Technology Governance & Fellow of Kellogg College

Javier's work focuses on food governance systems, particularly those that incorporate novel technologies of genetic and nutritional modification.

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