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Festival of Plants lectures on food security and zero hunger at the Sainsbury Laboratory

The Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University is hosting two public lectures in its beautiful auditorium as part of Festival of Plants - your chance to join the debate on genetic modification and food security.
Food Security, Biotechnology and Genetic Modification - a mature conversation takes place on Friday 16 May in the Sainsbury Laboratory Lecture Theatre at 4pm.

A panel discussion on the role of biotechnology and genetic modification in delivering food security. Brief introductory remarks from the panellists will be followed by a chaired discussion with the audience, and a drinks reception. On the panel are Professor Ottoline Leyser (Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory), Professor Andy Stirling (Professor of Science and Technology Policy, University of Sussex), and Dr Emmanuel Okogbenin (Director of Technical Operations, African Agricultural Technology Foundation). The discussion is chaired by Susan Watts, formerly Science Editor on BBC Newsnight.

On Saturday 17 May at 2pm, the Sainsbury Laboratory welcomes Professor M S Swaminathan to present on The Transformational Role of Plants in Meeting the Zero Hunger Challenge. Professor Swaminathan is widely celebrated for his leadership of India's Green Revolution. He holds a number of international awards adn citations and is an acknowledged world leader in the field of sustainable food security. The event is free, but ticketed. Please follow the Eventbrite link to the left to book your spot.
Publication Date
10/05/2014