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Visiting Expert Speaks on Gene Technology

Published: Thu 30 Aug 2018 11:20 AM
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In Food And Environment Inc.
30/08/2018
Visiting Expert Speaks on Gene Technology For Food, Agriculture and Biosafety
The future impact of gene editing in New Zealand will be a hot topic during the upcoming tour of Dr. Jonathan Latham Sept 1-Sept 9.
"Food Matters Aotearoa is hosting Dr Latham in New Zealand directly after his tour of Australia and Hawaii" said Claire Bleakley, tour organiser "There is documented evidence of the unpredictability of genetic engineering but also mounting pressure for new gene technologies to be used with no regulatory supervision and this is an opportunity to hear about the implications they could have on our health and environment".
He will be speaking in Featherston, Wellington, Palmerston North, Raglan, Hamilton, Tauranga, Auckland and Hastings.
Dr. Latham will talk on the politics of food and address issues of internal culture of decision makers, and the legal framework that is often fraught with industry influences opposing precautionary decision-making, even when the science clearly points to danger.
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 project which publicises documents of the chemical industry and its regulators.
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, and toxicology.
1 Sept FEATHERSTON 7pm Community Centre, 14 Wakefield St, Featherston
2 Sept WELLINGTON 6.30pm Southern Cross, Guest Room. Abel Smith Street, Wellington
4 Sept PALMERSTON NORTH 5pm City Library, 4 The Square, Palmerston North
5 Sept RAGLAN 7pm Raglan Town Hall, Supper Room.
6 Sept HAMILTON 11am Celebrating Age Centre, 30 Victoria St, Hamilton.
7 Sept TAURANGA 12 -1.30 Greerton Hall, 1263 Cameron Rd.
8 Sept AUCKLAND 7pm Unite rooms, 6A Western Springs Road, Sandringham.
9 Sept HASTINGS 7pm, Te Aranga Marae, 10 Boston Rd, Flaxmere, Hastings
For more information go to:
Website https://foodmattersnz.com/dr-jonathan-latham-tour/
facebook https://www.facebook.com/foodmattersaotearoa
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