In the last decade, the development of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has emerged as a highly controversial topic. This is a difficult topic because a basic grasp on the scientific issues is necessary to take the debate beyond the level of media headlines.
One of the world's most contentious food issues – Genetically Modified (GM) crops will be debated by some of the world's leading authorities on the subject at Queen's University Belfast today (Wednesday day 9 April).
A panel of international food experts will argue the pros and cons or GM crops at a special debate as part of the Food Integrity and Traceability Conference (ASSET 2014). The conference, which highlights current and emerging threats to the integrity of the food chain, is being attended by over 350 scientists, regulators and agri-food producers from over 25 countries. The conference and debate are organised by Queen's Institute for Global Food Security and safe food.
The GM debate will feature four experts, who will speak for and against the motion that ‘GM crops are a safe and important means of improving food security in Europe'. Anyone with an interest in GM can follow the debate …
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