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Scientists Discuss GMO Concerns

Press Release, Jan. 27 — Scientists with deep knowledge of genetic engineering discuss their concerns about the technology in a virtual conference now available for purchase, “GMOs: What You Need to Know.” Topics include GMOs and pesticides, warning signs in the science, the unintended consequences of genetic manipulation and why GMO labeling is urgent. 

  • Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, PhD, senior scientist, Pesticide Action Network, has 14 years experience working in Asia and Africa developing farmer field schools in ecological pest management, sustainable agriculture and community-based rural development projects. “GMOs and the Pesticide Treadmill”
  • Michael Hansen, PhD, senior scientist, Consumers Union. Dr. Hansen represents Consumers International at Codex Alimentarius, the food safety standard setting body of WHO/FAO. “The Science of GMOs and Unintended Consequences”
  • Thierry Vrain, PhD, soil biologist and genetic engineer, as former head of Agriculture Canada’s biotechnology program, he promoted GMOs for 30 years. “From Pro GMO to Anti GMO”
  • Belinda Martineau, PhD, molecular geneticist, author of First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr Savr Tomato“GMOs Warts and All: A Scientist’s Call for Transparency and Safety Studies”
  • Michele Perro, MD, has more than 30 years clinical experience as a pediatrician in emergency rooms, hospitals, community clinics and in private practice. “Trends in Children’s Health and the Path to Healing”

GMOs: What You Need to Know runs from Jan. 27–30 with 20 interviews with leaders in the food movement. The conference is run by en*theos and hosted by Stacy Malkan, author of “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry” and former media director of the California Right to Know campaign to label genetically engineered foods. Full list of speakers and more information here. 

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