5 episodes

‘Feeding Seven Billion’

Cambridge led Public Debates on Global Food Security:

Debate 1: Biotechnology, Intellectual Property and Twenty First Century Crops

What is the relative role of private industry and publicly-funded research in promoting agro-biotechnologies?
Is technological innovation the primary way to address the challenge of food security?
What are the strategic priorities of the biotechnology industry?
Might the utilisation of agro-biotechnologies limit other options for agrarian reform?
What is the impact of GMOs on food safety and seed security? Is there a necessary trade off between these two concerns?

Speakers:
Dr Derek Byerlee; Indpendent Researcher and Author of the World Bank World Development Report 2008 Agriculture for Development.

Professor Ian Crute; Chief Scientist, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. Lead Expert Group for the UK Foresight project on Food and Farming Future

Professor Jack Kloppenburg; University of Wisconsin. Distinguished environmental sociologist and award winning author of First the Seed: The Political Economy of Biotechnology.

Chair: Professor Christopher Gilligan; Chair, Cambridge University Strategic Initiative in Global Food Security; Professor of Mathematical Biology, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

Twenty First Century Crops Cambridge University

    • Science

‘Feeding Seven Billion’

Cambridge led Public Debates on Global Food Security:

Debate 1: Biotechnology, Intellectual Property and Twenty First Century Crops

What is the relative role of private industry and publicly-funded research in promoting agro-biotechnologies?
Is technological innovation the primary way to address the challenge of food security?
What are the strategic priorities of the biotechnology industry?
Might the utilisation of agro-biotechnologies limit other options for agrarian reform?
What is the impact of GMOs on food safety and seed security? Is there a necessary trade off between these two concerns?

Speakers:
Dr Derek Byerlee; Indpendent Researcher and Author of the World Bank World Development Report 2008 Agriculture for Development.

Professor Ian Crute; Chief Scientist, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. Lead Expert Group for the UK Foresight project on Food and Farming Future

Professor Jack Kloppenburg; University of Wisconsin. Distinguished environmental sociologist and award winning author of First the Seed: The Political Economy of Biotechnology.

Chair: Professor Christopher Gilligan; Chair, Cambridge University Strategic Initiative in Global Food Security; Professor of Mathematical Biology, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

    • video
    Biotechnology, Intellectual Property and Twenty First Century Crops

    Biotechnology, Intellectual Property and Twenty First Century Crops

    Question and answer session
    Dr Derek Byerlee; Indpendent Researcher and Author of the World Bank World Development Report 2008 Agriculture for Development.

    Professor Ian Crute; Chief Scientist, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. Lead Expert Group for the UK Foresight project on Food and Farming Future

    Professor Jack Kloppenburg; University of Wisconsin. Distinguished environmental sociologist and award winning author of First the Seed: The Political Economy of Biotechnology.

    • 52 min
    • video
    Biotechnology, Intellectual Property and Twenty First Century Crops

    Biotechnology, Intellectual Property and Twenty First Century Crops

    Professor Ian Crute; Chief Scientist, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. Lead Expert Group for the UK Foresight project on Food and Farming Future

    • 11 min
    • video
    Biotechnology, Intellectual Property and Twenty First Century Crops

    Biotechnology, Intellectual Property and Twenty First Century Crops

    Professor Christopher Gilligan; Chair, Cambridge University Strategic Initiative in Global Food Security; Professor of Mathematical Biology, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

    • 4 min
    • video
    Biotechnology, Intellectual Property and Twenty First Century Crops

    Biotechnology, Intellectual Property and Twenty First Century Crops

    Professor Jack Kloppenburg; University of Wisconsin. Distinguished environmental sociologist and award winning author of First the Seed: The Political Economy of Biotechnology.

    • 20 min
    • video
    Biotechnology, Intellectual Property and Twenty First Century Crops

    Biotechnology, Intellectual Property and Twenty First Century Crops

    Dr Derek Byerlee; Indpendent Researcher and Author of the World Bank World Development Report 2008 Agriculture for Development.

    • 18 min

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