Free lecture: Our future food: Why we should care about genetically modified crops


Unlike conventionally bred crops Genetically Modified (GM) crops are created in the lab by inserting genes from an entirely different species (like soil bacteria) into the plants and foods that we eat. The problem is we do not fully understand the impact of GM crops on our health or the environment. This is particularly worrying given the ease with which GM crops contaminate conventional crops in the field.
Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini is a European expert on GM Organisms (GMOs), and part of one of the world’s most published teams investigating the effect of GMOs and pesticides on animal and human health. In this talk, Prof. Seralini will share the results of his research on the effects of GM food and pesticides on health.
 
Biography of speaker
Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini is a Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Caen in France.  Member of two governmental commissions on GMfood from 1998 to 2007, Author of a book entitled OGM, Le Vrai Débat (GM foods, the real debate). He was one of the first scientists to warn the public against the dangers linked to GMOs.

When: Monday 27 February 2012, 4pm start, concludes at 5pm followed by light refreshments.
 
Where: Lecture theatre 2.40, Level 2, Building 4, UTS City Campus.
All welcome. Register here: http://surveys.uts.edu.au/engine/survey.cfm?SessionId=A74C8A49-5056-AE6C-84F9D4BD1F079CAA&CurrentPage=1
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