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Mar 1, 2011

Univ. East Anglia - New Graduate M.A. Program in ProSustainable Development Includes Course on GM Crops and Food Security

The Farmers Guardian reported on 1 March 2011 that the University of East Anglia (UEA) would offer a new course on the role of gene-engineered crops in addressing global food security.  The course offering is part of the Masters in Science in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at the University of East Anglia. 

Course leader Professor John Turner will take a pro-GE position on the subject matter.  A professor at UEA’s School of Biological Sciences, he notes that he reason for offering the course is that gene-modification (GM) is "still subject to myths and misunderstandings in the UK. ... A world food crisis is almost upon us."

The one-year Masters in Science in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security is taught and funded in collaboration by  UEA, Easton College, the John Innes Centre, the Institute of Food Research, the Sainsbury Laboratory, the National Institue for Agricultural Botany and the Arable Group.

For more see: Driver, Alistair. "University course to dispel GM 'Frankenfood myth'," Farmers Guardian, 1 March 2011.

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