QLD - Professor James Dale AO, 68.


THE scientist, researcher and humanitarian has led significant research programs in agricultural biotechnology.

His work includes seeking a solution to Vitamin A deficiency which can lead to death or blindness with children in developing countries particularly susceptible, and genetically modifying bananas, the staple diet in many poor countries.

"Within the next 30 years our climate will degenerate and the world population will grow to more than nine billion. Together these will have a major impact on food and nutrition security.

"Most of the population increase will be in the tropics and sub-tropics. Australia is one of the very few...

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