Prof Howard Atkinson, Professor of Nematology, University of Leeds
Prof Wayne Powell, Director, National Institute of Agricultural Botany
Prof Jim Dunwell, Biomolecular Sciences, University of Reading
As Government ministers call for the re-opening of the debate on GM crops, various questions have been raised over whether GM technology can deliver on its potential without a negative impact on biodiversity and the wider environment. After his recent trial of nematode-resistant potatoes was destroyed by anti-GM activists, the SMC invited Prof Atkinson to discuss his work and how his research has been set back by this.