GMO Labeling: Do We Need It?

Date: 4/04/2013
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: NYU Global Center
238 Thompson St, 5th fl, Grand Hall
between Washington Square S and W 3rd St

GMO Labeling: Do We Need It?
Presented by Wagner Food Policy Alliance

Polls show 90% of Americans want the right to know what’s in the food they buy. The Biotech industry maintains GMOs pose no special risk and so labeling is unnecessary; The New York Times Editorial Board agrees. Labeling proponents counter that existing research studies on GMO safety are industry-conducted and inadequate; human health risks remain unknown. Labels will allow consumers to make informed decisions.

So, to label or not to label? Spurred on by moderator Frederick Kaufman’s provocative questions, our panel of experts will share their differing points of view on this hot-button topic, leaving the audience to decide in which camp they stand.

Frederick Kaufman
Author, Journalist, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Dr. Walter S. De Jong
Cornell University, Department of Plant
Breeding and Genetics

Dr. Carolyn Dimitri
NYU Steinhardt , Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health

Jean Halloran
Consumers Union, Food Policy Initiatives 
Patty Lovera
Food & Water Watch, Food Team

This event is open to the public. 

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