Guest speaker to discuss genetically modified foods

by cbishop — last modified Apr 21, 2011 05:15 AM

UPDATE:  Watch Greg Jaffe's presentation from April's event here.

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Are genetically engineered foods as risky as some people claim?

Some say engineered crops and animals will solve the world’s agricultural constraints and eliminate food insecurity.  Others claim GMOs are risky, too risky for wide-spread use and consumption.

Tuesday, Greg Jaffe, the director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Project on Biotechnology, will share his thoughts on the benefits and risks of engineered crops.

What: “Genetically Modified Foods: The raw truth”

A talk by Gregory Jaffe, the director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Project on Biotechnology

When:  4:10 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 26

Where: Room 3001, Plant and Environmental Sciences building, UC Davis campus

Speaker bio: Prior to joining the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Jaffe was a trial attorney for the U.S. Dept of Justice’s Environmental and Natural Resources Division. He also served as senior council with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Enforcement Division, and was a member of the Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture from 2003 to 2008.

Sponsors: Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis, the Department of Plant Pathology and the Department of Plant Sciences.

This event is free and open to the public.