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

Past Event

22 February 2013, 1:15pm - 2:45pm

Humanities Building Lecture Theatre
2nd Floor, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

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?


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.