Genetically modified (GM) crops are currently grown on almost 200 million hectares in 25 different countries. These crops have delivered higher yields and better livelihoods to farmers, as well as great environmental benefits, yet there is organised activism against AgTech.

This talk by Professor Ian Godwin will focus on the benefits and risks associated with these crops, and outline some of the exciting new breeding technologies, such as gene editing or CRISPR. These technologies have the opportunity to revolutionise agriculture and human health outcomes.

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