Is biotechnology necessary to deliver food security to 9 billion people?
Join the Western Producer June 14 at producer.com/GIFSconf2016 for a live debate on the role of biotechnology in agriculture.
Join host Rex Murphy at 3:30 that day. You can weigh in with your thoughts, watch the debate and even find out what those attending the event took from it, once it is over via a polling process, IQ2.
Check out the WP’s exclusive interview with debate moderator Rex Murphy:
It all takes place during the Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security conference being held in Saskatoon June 14 to 16.
The focus of this event is Mobilization to the Developing World and the debate is open to the public in Saskatoon, as well on the producer.com livestream at producer.com/GIFSconf2016.
Improving agricultural production in the developing world requires technologies that can be integrated into societies. | Western Producer file photoImproving agricultural production in the developing world requires technologies that can be integrated into societies. | Western Producer file photo
The conference will focus on how to move innovations in agricultural research quickly to not only the developed world, but to the developing world as well, in as little as 4 years from lab bench to field.
Speakers and panellists include well-known scientists and representatives from the developing world – Ruth Oniang’o and Zeyaur Khan – as well as researchers and policy advisors, including Mark Lynas, Barbara Burlingame, and Anne Glover. From industry, speakers include Neal Gutterson from Dupont Pioneer and Anne Roulin from Nestle SA. (For a full list of speakers, see http://conference.gifs.ca/speakers/ )
For more resources and to visit the conference site, and to register for the three day event go to http://conference.gifs.ca/
The event and the debate are being organized by the Global Institute for Food Security, www.gifs.ca.
For video resources about the conference and the institute click here.