"Genetically Modified (GM) Foods - too big to fail?"
JUNE 10, 2013
Frances Hobart Herrick Professor of Biology, Chair, Department of Biology, CWRU
How are Genetically Modified plants (frequently referred to as GMOs) produced? What are the risks and rewards from the introduction of this technology? Where does the science point to in this debate? Can the debate about their importance be separated from the association with Monsanto and industrial agriculture?
Currently, at the mention of GMOs, the reaction is often to bring up Frankenfood, Monsanto, Big Ag, lobbyists and corporate interests among others. However, genetic engineering technology is a tool that can be used to improve crops, both for those distributed by the large Ag companies and those for the small farmer in developing countries. What are the future useful products, and some of the currently developed, but unavailable, successes (such as Golden Rice) that will result from the application of this technology?
ARTICLES/LINKS OF INFORMATION:
WHERE: The Market Garden Brewery
(Located at 1947 West 25th Street next to the West Side Market, Cleveland, Ohio)
WHEN: June 10, 2013
Discussion starts around 7:00 p.m.
*Please Note* A few of our cafes have approached capacity and/or standing room only. If you want to be 100% sure to get in and get a good seat, you might want to arrive a bit early.
WHO: Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN
ideastream, and the Market Garden Brewery
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