The University Of Sheffield
Krebs Festival

EXPLORING HIDDEN WORLDS
OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2015

Nobel Prize Winner Talks

Sir Richard Roberts, New England Biolabs

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A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
Monday 9 November, 6pm
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1993

European non-governmental organisations and politicians have declared that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are dangerous despite all scientific evidence to the contrary. This has led to bans on research on one of the most promising technologies able to solve the world’s food and nutrition problems. While Europe doesn’t need GMOs “yet”, the developing world needs them desperately. One example is Golden Rice, which could be a major player to fight Vitamin A deficiency. Millions of children suffer and die because of this deficiency. Sir Richard Roberts will argue that ignoring the science underpinning GMOs and its potential to save lives is essentially a crime against humanity.

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