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Genetically Modify Food – Intelligence Squared Debate Wednesday (live webcast)

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Genetically Modify Food (click the LIVE STREAMING link)

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Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Debate: 6:45-8:30 PM (Eastern)
Kaufman Center  129 West 67th Street
NY, NY 10023

Genetically modified (GM) foods have been around for decades. Created by modifying the DNA of one organism through the introduction of genes from another, they are developed for a number of different reasons—to fight disease, enhance flavor, resist pests, improve nutrition, survive drought—and are mainly found in our food supply in processed foods using corn, soybeans, and sugar beets, and as feed for farm animals. Across the country and around the world, communities are fighting the cultivation of genetically engineered crops. Are they safe? How do they impact the environment? Can they improve food security? Is the world better off with or without GM food?

Robert Fraley Executive: VP & Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
Alison Van Eenennaam: Genomics and Biotechnology Researcher, UC Davis

Charles Benbrook: Research Professor, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources
Margaret Mellon: Science Policy Consultant & Fmr. Senior Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

John Donvan Author & Correspondent for ABC News

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