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Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

February 4, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

February 4, 2016

The public debate about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is fierce.

Supporters say that GMOs hold great promise for a fast-changing world: food can be made more bountiful and easier to grow and transport.  GMOs could be a vital part of the solution to an ever-increasing global population, world hunger, and climate change.

However, critics say that the unintended risks of GMOs could outweigh these benefits: GMOs pose unknown human health and environmental side effects, and there are concerns about the fact that some GM seeds are subject to intellectual property rights owned by corporations.

Join us to get your questions answered about the science and politics of GMOs, and to form your opinion on this controversial subject.
– How are GMOs different than selective breeding methods used by indigenous tribes for centuries?

– What is the scientific consensus of the health and environmental impacts?

– Why have European countries banned GMOs, while the US hasn’t?

– Why are people against limiting or labeling GMOs?

 

**Stay for snacks after the event to talk further about the topic with attendees & the speaker!**
Thank you to Roundtown (www.roundtown.com), the sponsor of our first-ever post-event mixer & discussion!

Speaker:

Prof. Parke Wilde is an Associate Professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, where he teaches and writes about U.S. food policy.

Details

Date:
February 4, 2016
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Venue

Workbar Cambridge
45 Prospect St
Cambridge,MA02139United States

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