Does genetically modified food provide for more efficient and environmentally friendly food production which benefits the developed and developing worlds alike? Or is it a contaminating threat to conventional crops which allows global businesses to exploit subsistence farmers? In the latest Forum for Debate Series, from Speakers Corner Trust, Professor Jonathan Jones of The Sainsbury Laboratory and Emma Hockridge of the Soil Association argue the case for and against genetically modified food production.
Forum for Debate is designed to encourage face-to-face debates on some of the most important issues of the day. They can be used as a springboard for debating societies, Speakers Corner Committee, schools, or even to add spice to Christmas dinner. The British Library is very pleased to provide resource guides for further reading on each topic, which can be found at the bottom of each debate.
Read the debate at: http://www.speakerscornertrust.org/forum/forum-for-debate/