Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Volunteer - Public Lecture Invite : "Concerns with Genetically Modified Foods: Do we need them?"

Dear All!,
It's an excellent opportunity for poeple who would be willing to learn and understand about GM foods and its effects. There is a public lecture by Dr. Micheal Antoniou from Department of Medicine and Molecular Genetics, King's College, London being organized at IIT by the I am No Lab Rat Campaigners. Please publicize the event widely and do attend the same. Journalist, Writer Devinder Sharma has also agreed to join the lecture and will enlighten us more about the same.


National Service Scheme, IIT Delhi 







“Concerns with Genetically Modified Foods:

Do we need them?”


Dr. Michael Antoniou

Department of Medicine and Molecular Genetics

King’s College London



Devinder Sharma 

Journalist, Writer and Researcher



Tuesday, November 03, 2009

5.00 PM, Dogra Hall



Dr Michael Antoniou will present the details of the breeding technique behind Genetically Modified (GM) plants/crops, at the genomic level and later. He will explain the shortcomings of the scientific principles that drive the GM experiments and what the latest developments in genetics show about genomic structure and regulation of all living organisms. He will talk about individual genes used in Genetic Engineering as well as the mutagenic effects as a whole. He will further present evidences from various scientific studies from around the world which show that GM foods could potentially cause various adverse health impacts. He will briefly touch upon why environmental changes are also potentially possible with GM crops. He will update the participants on the situation with GM crops worldwide, especially in the Americas and Europe



Devinder Sharma

Devinder Sharma is an award-winning journalist, writer, thinker and researcher respected for his views on food and trade policy. His writings focus on the links between biotechnology, intellectual property rights, food trade and poverty. He is a regular contributor to leading national print publications. Among his recent works include two books GATT to WTO: "Seeds of Despair" and "In the Famine Trap".

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