April HOC Meeting: GMO Labeling

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in our food is a hot topic these days and we are inundated with information from both sides of the spectrum. Some would insist that GMOs are as old as the human history of agriculture where the hybridization and selective breeding of plants and animals have always been the cornerstone of sustaining food sources. Others would say that with the introduction of genetic engineering, we have entered into a whole new world and that we need more information on what all this manipulation is really doing.

This month we'll be joined by Alan Lewis and Cheryl Gray to discuss this topic, what is currently known, the hype around it, the politics and economy that are integral to all of it and some of the science. Alan Lewis is the director of Government Affairs and Food and Agriculture Policy for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and sits on the Boulder County Food and Agriculture Policy Council. Cheryl Gray, RD is to co-chair of the "Right to Know Colorado - GMO" campaign with over 20 years experience.

Our potluck dinner should be extra exciting as we ask not just "what did you bring?" but "so what's in what your brought???"

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Venue Instructions: Parking is available on the side of the building, on the street, in the lot across the alley, and in the lot across 31st street. Please do not park directly behind the building, under the stairway to the upstairs apartments.

Potluck dinner at 6 pm. Program at 7 pm. Potluck instructions are based upon the first letter of the last name. Please do not bring drinks for the potluck. Drinks will be available as concessions, so bring a few extra dollars for some soda or coffee.

A-B) Main Dish 
C-D) Main Dish 
E-J) Side Dish or Salad 
K-R) Side Dish, Bread or Chips
S-Z) Dessert 

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  • dennis c.

    I'll try to be there, for a chAnge.

    April 7, 2014

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