Industry leaders prepare for GM debate

The Gold Coast will this weekend be hosting the 2013 Ausveg National Convention, the centrepiece of which will be a debate on the use of genetic modification in food production.

Arguing in favour of GM will be Paula Fitzgerald, manager of biotechnology at Dairy Australia and Professor T.J. Higgins, executive director at Agrifood Awareness and an Honorary Research Fellow at CSIRO’s Plant Industry department.

On the other side of the debate will be Scott Kinnear, director and co-founder at the Safe Food Foundation and Institute, and Maarten Stapper, director at BioLogic AgFood.

The debate will be held at Jupiters Gold Coast on Saturday 1 June at 11.50am, reports Queensland Country Life.

For more information or to register online, visit www.ausveg.com.au/convention.


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