Genetically modified (GM) crops are currently grown on almost 200 million hectares in 25 different countries. These crops have delivered higher yields and better livelihoods to farmers, as well as great environmental benefits, yet there is organised activism against AgTech.

This talk will focus on the benefits and risks associated with these crops, and outline some of the exciting new breeding technologies, such as gene editing or CRISPR. These technologies have the opportunity to revolutionise agriculture and human health outcomes.

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Recording of "Good enough to eat?" talk (YouTube, 105m)

Professor Ian Godwin
Professor Ian Godwin

Meet the presenter:

Professor Ian Godwin is Director of the Centre for Crop Science at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), a UQ research institute. He has over 30 years’ experience in plant biotechnology.

His new book Good Enough to Eat? explains our complex relationship with food and agriculture, and dispels some of the myths about GM and gene editing technologies.

About BrisScience

BrisScience is a monthly lecture series that brings science out of the labs and to the people, making it accessible to all – from scientists, to scientists-at-heart.

Run by The University of Queensland, BrisScience has been delivering engaging lectures on diverse topics from local and international scientists for over a decade.

BrisScience speakers are leaders in their given fields and deliver dynamic presentations based on cutting-edge research.

The University of Queensland has been running BrisScience since 2005, bringing the best and brightest scientific minds to the people of Brisbane – from early career researchers to Nobel Laureates!

Time6:30pm to 7:30pm (light refreshments 7:30-8pm)
VenueThe Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank
CostFree - Eventbrite ticket required

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