Brian Dunning, from the podcast Skeptoid will be speaking.
"Locally Grown Produce" - Today it seems that everyone is clamoring for the latest trendy food label - whether it's organic, gluten free, or all natural. Locally grown produce is as hot as any other market segment, but do its proponents understand that much of what they advocate is actually accomplishing the exact opposite of what they think?
Science writer Brian Dunning is the host and producer of the podcast Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena (skeptoid.com), applying critical thinking to urban legends and popular pseudoscientific subjects promoted by the mass media. Skeptoid has a weekly audience of 158,000 listeners. Brian is also the author of four books based on the podcast. A computer scientist by trade, Brian uses new media to showcase the rewards of science and critical thinking. He has appeared on numerous radio shows and television documentaries, and also hosts the science video series inFact with Brian Dunning (infactvideo.com). He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.
We will be having a 'taste' test' for everyone before the meeting with non-organic and organic foods. This should be fun!
We'll have the regular dinner with grilled chicken, veggie, bread soft drink and desert for a $12 donation or an $8 donation for the lecture alone. Please consider paying your $20 voluntary membership fee from Jun-Dec if you have not done so. Your donations are tax-deductible and appreciated!
Please park on the side streets if you can. First-timers and handicapped are welcome to park on our property.
Social time is 6:45-7:15. The lecture starts at 8pm after the taste-test.
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