Public Science Lecture - Global Food Security - Is There a Role for GM Crops?

Part of the 'Science Public Lecture Series' hosted by the University of Nottingham's Physics and Astronomy Department.

"Global Food Security-Is There a Role for GM Crops?" by Prof. Jerry Roberts

ABSTRACT:
With an increasing demand for food as the world's population surpasses 7 Billion, drastic changes in food production and distribution are required. Professor Jerry Roberts introduces the reality of GM crops, how they're being used today and their potential part in tackling world hunger.

6-7pm

B1, Physics Building, University Park, Nottingham (Near the QMC hospital)

No admission charge or booking required. Free onsite parking.

We will meet at 5.45 pm in the foyer. Following the lecture we can head to nearby Rose & Crown on Derby road. Please note it is pay and display, refunded in the price of your drink

 

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  • Victoria

    Another interesting lecture. Thank you Joanne. Thank you to Carolynn for hosting it on the day.

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wasn't impressed at all by the pro GM argument given by Prof. Roberts who seemed to totally ignore the groundswell of scientific argument against GM crops. Watch the interview of Dr. Arpad Pusztai on Youtube if you want evidence of this argument.

    July 18, 2013

  • Joanne

    I'm so sorry I couldn't make it! Very last minute crisis!

    July 18, 2013

    • Daniel H.

      You missed a good one, I was seething all the way through... ;)

      1 · July 18, 2013

  • John B.

    got held up, enjoyed what I heard. How often do I get to hear someone of that stature speak, not enough

    July 18, 2013

  • Chantelle W.

    I've never been to anything like this before but it sounds really interesting. Hoping I can make it.

    July 17, 2013

    • Joanne

      Thanks Daniel

      July 18, 2013

    • Chantelle W.

      Thank you

      July 18, 2013

  • Richard

    Is it ok to just turn up...even if I know nothing about GM crops (yet!)?

    July 18, 2013

    • Joanne

      That's what everyone else will be doing :)

      July 18, 2013

    • Richard

      Ok, thank you.

      July 18, 2013

  • Neil

    unfortunately unwell today and unable to make event sorry

    July 18, 2013

    • Joanne

      Thanks for letting us know. Get well soon

      July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds very interesting and I look forward to hearing Prof. Roberts' take on the situation. As it's a lecture and not a debate, I wonder does anyone know whether there will be a section for questions to be raised?

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • Joanne

      Yes there is time for questions at the end of the lecture

      July 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good, thanks Joanne.

      July 17, 2013

  • Tim

    I hope to make it

    July 16, 2013

  • Hannah

    Unfortunately I have plans. Have fun guys!

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Neil

    always look forward to public science lectures

    2 · July 4, 2013

  • Daniel H.

    I can feel a debate coming on....

    1 · June 21, 2013

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