Graham Centre: Shining a light on the science of GMOs , agriculture and food

Venue: Wagga Wagga City Council Meeting Room , Civic Centre, Baylis Street Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia

Start Date: Tue 20 Feb 2018 Start Time: 1700

End Date: Tue 20 Feb 2018 End Time: 2000

The Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation will shine a light on the science of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), agriculture and food at a special event in Wagga Wagga later this month.

The free event on Tuesday 20 February includes the screening of ‘Food Evolution’, a documentary featuring scientists and farmers from around the world exploring the controversy surrounding GMOs and food.

The discussion will continue after the film with an expert panel on hand to talk about GMOs in an Australian context and to answer audience questions.

The panel

CSU Emeritus Professor Jim Pratley. Professor Pratley’s research interests include conservation farming, weed management, herbicide resistance and Genetically Engineered (GE) crops.

CSIRO research scientist Dr James Petrie. Dr Petrie’s research is focused on the metabolic engineering of oilseed crops; including modifying plant seeds to produce long-chain omega-3 oils, and a project to increase the plant oil yield to meet the demand created by growing populations and oil consumption.

Dr Carl Ramage, Rautaki Soultions.Over the past 20 years Dr Ramage has supported the development of novel ag-biotech products in Australia through various roles across the supply chain. 

Farmer and Nuffield scholar Mr Mark Swift. A farmer from Parkes in central west NSW, Mr Swift’s 2012 Nuffield Scholarship enabled him to study the impact of the precautionary principle on innovation in agriculture.

Organisation: Charles Sturt University

Organisation: Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Website: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=346527

Topic: Society / Lifestyle; Rural / Agricultural

Public ContactName Toni Nugent
Phone (02) 6933 4402
Email tnugent@csu.edu.au