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CGIAR Sponsors "Future Foods" Exhibition and Debates

The Future Foods Exhibition, Science Museum, London, UK
December 2008 - December 2009

With support from the CGIAR, the British Science Museum in London ran an exhibition entitled "Future Foods" that explored the topic of genetic modification as a means to increase food production to feed a growing global population.

The exhibition provided an explanation of what genetic modification is, what the alternatives are and how agricultural technologies can be harnessed to boost sustainable crop production. It also addressed questions such as is genetically modified food a good choice for our planet? do we need GM to increase food production in the future, or are there other options? Visitors were invited to join the GM debate through a voting system.

Click here to take a virtual tour of the exhibition.

Future Foods

The Debates at the Science Museum's Dana Centre, London

A series of debates on food - GM food, the carbon footprint of meat and sustainable seafood - were organized in the winter of 2009.

Future Foods

Future Foods: Join the GM Debate - January 22, 2009

Supporters of genetically modified foods claim we need them to help feed the developing world. Are these claims just a way of making us accept the idea of genetic modification? Or is our choice not to buy GM food ultimately contributing to world hunger?
Click here for more details of the event.

Veggie Might - February 17, 2009

Could going veggie save the planet? Some experts say encouraging vegetarianism is our best bet for curbing climate change, but we're munching more meat than ever. Join us as we explore if your carnivorous cravings are affecting our planetary health.

Click here for more details of the event.

Sustainable Seafood - March 10, 2009

Buying fish is a nightmare for ethical consumers. Nutritionists recommend that we eat fish twice a week, but many species are on the brink of extinction. Is it the end of the line for fish, or are there sustainable solutions? Click here for more details on the event.

Listen to Steve Hall, WorldFish Director General, talk about the issues related to sustainable fisheries.