GM crops and the global divide

Starts: 29 April 2021 10:00 am EDT

  • Starts: 29 April 2021 10:00 am EDT
  • Ends: 29 April 2021 11:00 am EDT

Unfounded concerns about genetically modified (GM) crops have inhibited their uptake in many African countries, resulting in major impacts on agricultural production and potentially life-saving crops. Join AfS Director Sarah Evanega as she interviews microbiologist and author Jennifer Thomson, a South African who has extensively researched the impact of these detrimental impacts for her new book, GM Crops and the Global Divide. Thomson is emeritus professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Cape Town. She has written three previous books on GM crops in Africa.  By addressing the detrimental effects that anti-GM opinions have on nutrition security in developing countries and providing a clear account of the science to counter these attitudes, she hopes to highlight and ultimately bridge this divide.

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