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"Ethics and plant science – improving food yields in a changing environment" by Prof Jane Langdale & Prof Liam Dolan


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This seminar is held in collaboration with the Institute for Science and Ethics, an Oxford Martin School Institute

Summary: How to feed a rising population in the face of environmental and societal changes is one of the major challenges of this century. Many would argue that we need to use all of the available tools in the toolkit – others disagree. What are the potential benefits and risks of using Genetically Modified technologies? And perhaps more importantly - is one Genetically Modified Organism the same as the next?

Speakers:

Chair: Professor Julian Savulescu, Director, Institute for Science and Ethics; Director, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, University of Oxford

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All the seminars are free and open to all; however booking is recommended. Sandwich lunch provided.


This event is part of a series:

"Ethics and 21st Century Challenges" - Seminar Series

This seminar series is held in collaboration with the Institute for Science and Ethics, an Oxford Martin School Institute The challenges of the 21st century are vast - wide in range, global in scale, and complex in nature - and many of them are being addressed directly by researchers in the Oxford Martin School. This seminar series will interrogate the science, ethics and social ...


Event Details

22 February 2013 12:15 - 13:45


Location

Humanities Building Lecture Theatre

2nd Floor, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG