Feelings, Facts, Food & GMOs – A Fresh Look Weds, Feb. 26, 2014 12:00-2:00pm
The role of genetic engineering in agriculture is particularly contentious, with assertions about huge promise or perils often obscuring science. This panel discussion will aim to inform rather than inflame by bringing together a chef focused on conscious cuisine, a food journalist who spent six months investigating claims and counterclaims about GMOs, a law professor and a plant geneticist. The discussion will be moderated by Pace Academy Senior Fellow Andrew Revkin, who has explored the future of food repeatedly on his New York Times blog, Dot Earth.
The discussion will review the science on health and environmental questions, the legal issues related to food labeling and the realities of feeding not just a growing global population, but also one that is becoming more prosperous.
Can GMOs be a part of our vision for a sustainable, equitable, and healthy world?
Free and open to the public. Details online at www.pace.edu/foodyou.
In Person: Pace University, 861, Bedford Road, Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center, Pleasantville
Andrew Revkin - Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace University Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Dot Earth Blogger, The New York Times
Shelley Boris - Executive Chef, Fresh Company, and author of “Fresh Cooking: A Year of Recipes from the Garrison Institute Kitchen”
Jason Czarnezki - Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, Pace Law School
Nathanael Johnson - Food and Environment Reporter, Grist.org
Pamela Ronald - Director, Laboratory for Crop Genetics Innovation at the University of California, Davis, and co-author of “Tomorrow’sTable: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food”