Thursday 25th October, 2018
'Genetically modified crops..... the facts, without the spin'
Emeritus Professor Peter Langridge
Plant Science & Genetics, University of Adelaide, International Science Co-ordinator - Wheat
Professor Andrew Barr
Respected Plant Breeder, Cereal farmer from Pinery SA
Chief Executive Officer, Grain Producers SA
Members Banquet Room - Adelaide Showground, Wayville
(Location: Under the Members Grandstand adjacent to the Main Arena)
Continental Buffet Breakfast 7.00am-7.30am. Guests to be seated 7.30am
$40.00 (Members) $50.00 (Non Members)
(Payment: EFT on web site or cash/cheque at door. Credit card facilities unavailable. No invoices issued)
Bob Snewin - 0418 531 402
(All bookings via the RMSA Web Site please)
Friday 19 October
(People who book but fail to attend will be invoiced)
With submissions currently open into the independent review by Professor Kym Anderson, South Australia could be on the verge of a major change in legislation that would allow farmers to cultivate genetically modified crops.
Rural Media SA is convening an expert panel while the review is open to explore the outcomes such a decision would have for primary production in South Australia and, given we have been without GMs for so long, what would practically need to change in SA to enable such a move to occur … beyond removing the moratorium.
Panellists in this forum include: Emeritus Professor Peter Langridge (respected international plant scientist and geneticist, University of Adelaide); Caroline Rhodes (CEO, Grain Producers SA – regulatory and supply chain specialist with a long history in agripolitics and the GM issue in SA); Professor Andrew Barr (plant breeder, agricultural consultant, company director and farmer at Pinery in SA’s Mid North).
Be prepared to learn more about the future of genetically modified crops and other gene editing technologies like CRSIPR and their application internationally. Hear about what crops are actually available, the gains for agriculture, how the supply chain must adapt and the regulatory requirements of GMs in Australia.
This is not another pro versus anti debate … if GM crops are heading to SA, this panel will outline how the grains industry intends to be ready.
** Please note dining period for the Continental Buffet Breakfast is 7.00-7.30am. At 7.30am, attendees must be seated for the commencement of the Panel Discussion.
Entry to Adelaide Showground and Parking
RMSA has arranged for parking in the Leader Street Car Park #2 at the discounted rate of $4.00 (normally $10.00). To obtain the discounted rate, guests must arrive at this car park after 6.30am and depart prior to 9.30am. Take a ticket from the boom on entry and pay at the payment machine next to Leader Street Gate prior to returning to the car.