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Special Guest: Dr. Anastasia Bodnar - The Science and Safety of GMOs

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There is a lot of information (and misinformation!) online and in the public sphere about GMOs. What is a GMO? Are they safe? What promise does this technology hold? This talk will simplify the science, safety and regulatory environment surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms, otherwise known as GMOs. There will be a Q&A session afterwards so come with your questions! Are you concerned about GMOs in the food supply? Interested in starting a company but need to know more about GMO regulations? Just generally inquisitive? We want to hear from you!

About the speaker: Dr. Anastasia Bodnar is a science communicator and policy expert who obtained her PhD in genetics with a minor in sustainable agriculture from Iowa State University. She currently works as the director of policy at Biology Fortified, a nonprofit organization founded with the mission of enhancing the public’s knowledge of the role biotechnology plays in food and agriculture.