It is argued that genetic modification of crops, seeds and animals can pose unprecedented benefits for efficient and sustainable production as well as avoiding animal welfare risks. However, there is also quite a bit of steam behind the anti-GMO movement in the EU. At the start of 2015, the European Union gave its member states permission to ban GMO within their agricultural industries. .
In this session we’ll debate:
- Whether concerns about GMO products are justified, and discuss who is the most concerned
- What does the scientific evidence tell us about the implications of GMOs?
- What does the future hold for GMOs within the EU, will it be shut down before its full potential is recognised or is it making headway?