Jenna: With the ban on growing genetically modified canola crops having been lifted in NSW and Victoria and the prediction that a growing number of other GM crops will be approved over the coming years, the debate of ‘whether genetically modified food is safe to eat’ has heated up again.
To investigate the issue, SBS show Insight is bringing together consumers, health professionals, scientists, farmers, food manufacturers and industry experts to debate this topic.
They will discuss topics such as:
– What are the long term effects of eating genetically modified foods, if any?
– Does our current labelling on foods allow us to make informed choices about what we eat?
– In practice, has the cultivation of GM crops made a difference to feeding the hungry on a global scale
Dr Christopher Preston, a senior lecturer in plant and food science at the University of Adelaide (and my boss!!), a fellow scientist and a farmer, who all believe that the introduction of genetically modified crops will benefit Australian farmers, may have their work cut out for them in this ‘un-biased’ debate, where they will go up against six anti-GM representatives
Catch Insight, Tuesday 22nd April at 7:30pm on SBS TV