Plymouth Green Book Club - “Is That Fish In Your Tomato? The Fact and Fiction Of GM Foods”

Culture Club
Date: Tuesday, 06 March 2018 18:30

Venue: in Room 403, Babbage Building, Plymouth University

This is not one of our events, but may be of interest to you.  Here are the details:

As a teenager Rebecca Nesbit was a passionate environmental campaigner, completely opposed to GM technology. But as time passed, and she learned more about the complexities of the science around genetic modification and the challenges faced by farmers around the world, she found such a hard-line position more and more difficult to justify.   “Is that Fish in Your Tomato?” is her attempt to cut through the propaganda, scare stories and hype to get to the truth about what genetically modified organisms can offer us, and what threats they pose. Whatever your position in this debate, you’ll certainly find your views challenged by Nesbit’s careful analysis and her conclusions about the potential of GMOs to help us feed a growing world population. The book is written in a lucid, easily accessible style

Come and join us at the Green Book Club where we’ll be discussing this book and the wider implication of science’s ability to alter the genetic code of the plants and animals that we rely on to feed ourselves. It is not essential to have read the book.

Plymouth Green Book Club wishes to thank Plymouth University, the Sustainable Earth Institute and the Eden Project for their support.

This is a free event, open to all, on Tuesday, 6 March, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:00pm in  Room 403, Babbage Building, Plymouth University. This room has disabled access. If the ground floor door is locked ring 01752 588400


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