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GM crops and food security: curing the world’s growing pains?

Do GM technologies have a role to play in meeting demand for food by a population of 9 billion in 2050?

Professor Rosie Hails, introduces the subject at TalkScience, January 2010.

Rosie heads a section within the Biodiversity Programme of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. She sits on the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment, chairs the Natural Capital Initiative and is leading on the disease and pest regulation aspects of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment. Her research focus is insect pathogens and their role in population dynamics and pest control. 

MP3 file, 34 mins, 13.81 MB