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GM 2.0: What the Government isn’t telling you
Tue. 28 March 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
The Federal Government is proposing not to regulate a range of new genetic modification (GM) techniques. If the Government deregulates these techniques anyone from amateur biohackers – to industry – would be free to use them to genetically modify plants, animals and microbes. And they could enter our food chain and our environment with no safety testing and no labelling. The results could be catastrophic.
This forum will discuss what kind of futures these new genetic engineering techniques could create, the potential risks to human health and the environment, and the politics that are at play globally and in Australia.
- MC: Louise Sales from Friends of the Earth’s Emerging Tech Project, Hobart.
- Dr Michael Antoniou, a genetic engineer from King’s College London School of Life Sciences, U.K.
- Dr Jack Heinemann, Professor of Genetics at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
- Claire Robinson, co-author of GMO Myths and Truths and editor at GMWatch.org, U.K.