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Talking about GMO contamination - a public seminar

30 January 2018, Durban Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

Biowatch SA and the UCT SARChI Chair on Bioeconomy invite you to a public seminar to talk about GMO contamination.

Please RSVP for catering purposes to allison@biowatch.org.za by Friday 26 January.


Wednesday 30 January

  • 10h30 -11h00: Arrival and tea
  • 11h00-11h30: Biowatch SA (welcome, what are GMOs, and an introduction to the GMO contamination project)
  • 11h30-11h50: Thombithini Ndwandwe and Petros Makhanya (farmer perspectives on GMO contamination)
  • 11h50-12h30: Ignacio Chapela, University of California, Berkeley (perspectives on GMO contamination in small-holder farming systems)
  • 12h30-13h00: Finger lunch
  • 13h00-13h45:  Angelika Hillbeck, ETH Zurich (the GMO push in Africa and the drought tolerance Trojan horse)
  • 13h45-14h00: Rachel Wynberg, UCT SARChI Chair on Bioeconomy (wrap-up)

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