Dr Jonathan Latham Tour



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GE technologies: impacts for our Food, Agriculture and Biosafety Regulation? 


We expose our world to unique hazards with every new technology. Gene Editing technologies are becoming one of the most discussed issues of our day.

There is documented evidence into the unpredictability of genetic engineering. Yet there is mounting pressure for new gene technologies to be used with no regulatory supervision.

Dr. Latham will talk on the politics of food. The problems with both the internal culture of decision makers, the legal framework that is often fraught with industry influences that prevent precautionary decision-making, even when the science clearly points to danger. The importance of a strong regulatory system that will ensure we have a healthy food system and a healthy world.  

Come and discuss Gene Editing with Dr Jonathan Latham. 



Jonathan Latham, PhD, is a prominent international advocate for public interest science. He is co-founder and Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project and the Editor of Independent Science News and Director of the Poison Papers.

Dr Latham holds a Masters degree in Crop Genetics and a PhD in Plant Virology.  He worked at the Department of Genetics in the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. He has published scientific papers in disciplines as diverse as plant ecology, plant virology, toxicology, genetics, and genetic engineering. 

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