Hot Topics: What's In Your Food?

  • July 24, 2013 · 4:00 PM

HOT TOPIC FOR HOT WEATHER:  WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD?

Tacoma Branch AAUW Hot Topics will convene for one summer session July 24 to learn about and discuss the growing debate over What’s in Your Food?

Which is the right question?

(1) Does everyone deserve to make an informed choice about whether or not to consume GMO’s (genetically modified organisms)

Or

(2) Does everyone deserve to have access to enough food that is certified to be healthful and safe?

If the campaign for Proposition #522 reaches the ballot in November, Washington state voters will answer question 1.  But perhaps that’s not the right question.  Without genetic modifications there would be no navel oranges (remember Luther Burbank), pluots, or broccoli.   Is the campaign against GMO ignoring the importance of bio-research to ensuring an adequate food supply?

Join us

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

4-5:30 pm

YMCA Lakewood

9715 Lakewood Dr SW

Lakewood, WA

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(There is a Forza on the premises!)

 

To Read More about it, Google GMO debate or check the following:

Fact Sheet on Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09371.html

 

Washington labeling debate:

http://www.yeson522.com

www.labelitwa.org

 

Dispute over Labeling of GMO/New York Times

http://nyti.ms/TcAthB

Forbes Mag. Both sides

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelhennessey/2012/11/03/gmo-food-debate-in-the-national-spotlight/

Monsanto

http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/food-safety.aspx

http://www.monsanto.com/Pages/default.aspx

The story of Luther Burbank

http://parks.sonoma.net/burbstory.html

http://www.biography.com/people/luther-burbank-9231360

European news on GMOs

http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/home

Finding non-GMO food

http://www.nongmoproject.org

 

 

 

 



 

 

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  • Darcie L.

    I am a maybe.

    July 22, 2013

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    I have to change to not going due to work :(

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