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Seeds of Science - why we got it so wrong on GMOs

Tuesday 10 July

The inside story of the fight for and against genetic modification in food, from the former activist who's been on the front line of both sides of the argument.

Mark Lynas to address Farm Writers on July 10, his first Australian engagement.

In the 1990s, Mark Lynas was at the centre of the anti-GM movement, organising huge groups of campaigners to take political action, wrecking GM crops and even attempting to steal Dolly the Sheep. Two decades later, and the legacy of Mark and his environmental colleagues work still lives on and the general public still assume ‘GMO’ foods are bad for your health or likely to damage the environment.
But Mark changed his mind, and his latest book, 'Seeds of Science', explains why.
 
What: Seeds of Science - why we got it so wrong on GMOs
Who:  Mark Lynas, world renowned author & environmental activist
When: Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Time: networking from Noon with lunch at 12.30pm
Where: Grace Hotel, York St Sydney
Cost: Members $80 , Non-Members $100

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Welcome to Farm Writers

The Farm Writers' Association of NSW was established in 1966 as the Farm Writers' and Broadcasters' Society of NSW.

Its aim is to foster communication about and promote the interests of rural Australia in general and the NSW farm sector in particular.

Farm Writers plays an important role in helping to strengthen links and understanding between the rural sector and the wider Australian community.

Regular forums held in Sydney provide a unique and respected platform for industry leaders, expert commentators, entrepreneurs and activists to communicate with a wide range of audiences and influencers.

The Association also provides a forum for rural journalists and other agri-communicators to discuss rural industry developments and issues in a networking environment with people involved in farming, food and fibre processing, marketing, regulation, and rural politics.

Farm Writers invites you to join us at our monthly lunch seminars and at Agribuzz, our quarterly evening networking functions.

Speaker presentations 

Tuesday July 10: Seeds of Science - why we got it so wrong on GMOs. Mark Lynas addressed Farm Writers to detail his story of the fight for and against genetic modification in food.  Mark is a former activist who's been on the front line of both sides of the argument. 

Prior speakers can be accessed via the Speakers Archives link and are on our YouTube channel.

 

 

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