Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs): an issue at the heart of the food/ag/health nexus – Webinar
Creating Common Ground Funders Learning Call
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs):
an issue at the heart of the food/ag/health nexusApril 15, 2013
12-1:30 pm PT / 3-4:30 pm ET
Genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food have potential implications for human health, as well as negative effects on justice and food sovereignty. Two issues at the center of GMO debate are farmers’ ability to own seeds and consumers’ ability to know what is in their food. Despite these important issues, it has not been easy to gain legislative traction around GMOs.This call will share a farmers’ perspective on GMOs, highlight where the science stands and describe why GMOs are a concern for many working in public health. It will debrief outcomes from California’s Proposition 37 and highlight other GMO policy initiatives underway around the country. Participants will gain a clear understanding of how this issue exemplifies the possibilities and urgency for working together at the food-ag-health nexus.
The presentations and discussion with the speakers will last for one hour and be followed by 30 minutes for funders only to debrief, share questions and discuss work relevant to GMOs.
Sarah Bell, Program Manager, 11th Hour Project
Doug Gurian-Sherman, Senior Scientist, Food & Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
Terry Ingram, Dairy Farmer, Threlkeld Farm
Rebecca Spector, West Coast Director, The Center for Food Safety