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Food Justice Webinar ~ Genetically Modified Organisms

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Presenters: Bill Freese, Center for Food Safety (invited)
Katherine Zavala, International Development Exchange/IDEX (invited)

We’ve all heard the term “GMO”, and whether we like it or not we’ve all eaten them at some point. GMOs or Genetically Modified Organisms are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology. This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating new variations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral organisms that otherwise would not occur in nature or in traditional cross-breeding.
Genetic engineering is increasingly common in the foods grown and consumed in the U.S. and abroad. Despite claims by big agribusiness that genetic engineering will increase food production and end world hunger, there are serious risks, health concerns, and devastating consequences for farmers that every consumer deserves to know about. This webinar will feature presentations on the problems GMOs are causing at the national and international level.
Join us as we learn more about this urgent issue and discuss actions we can take!  

Region: 
Online
Type: 
Webinar
Date: 
Mon, 08/12/2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm