The Science behind GM crops: What they are and what can they achieve?

A session at Skeptics on the Fringe 2013

Tuesday 13th August, 2013

7:50pm to 8:50pm (GMT)

Genetic Modification of Plants has been a controversial topic for over a decade and yet there is continuing confusion in the general public about what this means, if they are a danger and for what they can be used.

Dr Geraint Parry will introduce the science behind the creation of GM crops, explain what they are and what benefits or potential drawbacks they have.

He will explain why he thinks they are part of the solution for problems of World Food Insecurity, why it’s not all about big multinationals, and that crops created for the common-good can make a difference!

Dr Geraint Parry has been a lecturer at the University of Liverpool for the past two years after spending a decade performing research at Indiana University in the USA. Now his lab performs research into fundamental plant science and he lectures on Plant Science and Genetics. He has a strong interest in the topic of Genetic Modification as he believes it is part of the solution that will help solve issues surrounding Food Security.

Find out more on Geraint’s website at www.geraintparry.weebly.com

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Geraint Parry

Lecturer at the University of Liverpool

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Time 7:50pm8:50pm GMT

Date Tue 13th August 2013

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