As the global population grows, consumption patterns change and the impacts of climate change and growing scarcity of water and land put pressure on our ability to grow enough food. What steps can we take with modifying crops and species to secure the future of our food?
Join Professor Brian Cox, the Royal Society Professor of Public Engagement, as he brings together experts on GM food to discuss key issues for the future of our planet. Panelists will include:
- Sir David Baulcombe FRS FMedSci, Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge
- Professor Ottoline Leyser CBE FRS, plant developmental biologist at the University of Cambridge and director of the Sainsbury Laboratory
- Professor Philip Stevenson, Professor of Chemical Ecology at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
- Dr Claire Marris, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London
The Royal Society’s ‘Science Matters’ series will give the public access to scientists who are experts on the science and technology issues with the greatest global impact. You'll be able to pitch the question that matters to you the most, to help direct the experts' discussion.