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"Politics of Food" Conference on Genetically Modified Food (GMOs) on Friday, April 27

The Learning Across the Board Committee is sponsoring a conference on genetically modified food (GMOs) on Friday, April 27, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in C101 as part of our “Politics of Food” annual theme.  Genetically modified foods (GMOs) are foods that have been modified by incorporating genes from another species (plant or animal), and there are a variety of health and environmental concerns associated with them.  At the same time, they have become widespread in our food supply without much consumer awareness.  In fact, it has been estimated that 70% of the food available in our typical supermarket contains GMOs or some byproduct from them, including 80% of packaged foods
(see
http://foodintegritynow.org/2011/03/08/what-you-need-to-know-about-gmos/).  


The conference will feature a panel of three speakers, two plant scientists from the University of CT and a representative from the CT Farm Bureau, addressing various issues and concerns regarding GMOs, followed by a question and answer period.  The conference will begin with a complimentary light breakfast starting at 9:00 am. 

 

Please direct any questions to Steven Neufeld at sneufeld@trcc.commnet.edu
or 860-383-5233.