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GMO Talk

Genetically Engineered Foods (GMO’s): OMG! Come Learn About the Problems They Cause for Farmers, Consumers and the Environment

Join NOFA-NJ and Food and Water Watch at the Hunterdon County Library – Main Branch on Thursday, May 8th from 6 – 8:30 pm for this interactive conversation that will focus on how genetically engineered foods are impacting the environment, public health and farmers. Genetically modified foods or GMO’s are foods produced from organisms that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. These techniques have allowed for the introduction of new crop traits as well as a far greater control over a food's genetic structure than previously afforded by methods such as selective breeding and mutation breeding. The introduction of GMO’s has coincided with the rise of food allergies, autism, ADHD in children, Parkinson’s disease and more. GMO grains and other crops are widely grown as feed for livestock and are in many foods on our grocery store shelves – we are eating them and may not know it. Although labeling of genetically modified organism (GMO) products in the marketplace is required in 64 countries, it is not required in the United States, and at this time NO distinction between marketed GMO and Non-GMO foods is recognized by the FDA. We will discuss the current status of legislation to require labels on all genetically engineered foods and how you can get involved in the effort to support statewide labeling and your right to know what you are consuming. - See more at: http://www.nofanj.org/announcements/gmo-talk#sthash.zWBYcx3Z.dpuf

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