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Feeding the future: Can scientists, regulators and activists agree?



Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 10:00 - 12:00


South Block - 204

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Increasing food production to provide food security to a growing population is one of the world’s great challenges. Not only is food security essential for the health and prosperity of individuals and populations, it is also linked to global security as food scarcity can cause conflict and migration. Increases in food production have been achieved in the past, but now scarcity of water, land and energy and the impacts of climate change increase the challenge. 

As part of Genome Canada’s series GPS: Where Genomics, Public Policy and Society Meet, this multidisciplinary session will investigate the role of genomics in Feeding the Future, grounds for contesting and challenging the purely ‘science-based model’ of regulatory evaluation, and policy options to foster transparency and strengthen engagement or to consider uncertainty in a new light.

  • Draft policy brief available here.

Live streaming will be available here during the event.

Sponsored by Genome Canada.

Genome Canada