Misconceptions and Concerns of GMO’s iCal

Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension

480 North Main Street

Canandaigua, NY 14424 

Twenty years ago the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first genetically modified organism for human consumption. Today eighty to ninety percent of the corn, soybeans, and cotton planted in the United States is genetically engineered. Many consumers have concerns and misconceptions about GMO’s and rightly so. There is conflicting information on the web and in the news. 

This public workshop will provide honest information about what we know and do not know based on scientific evidence. Dr. Margaret Smith, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University will provide an understanding of the science involved in creating GMO’s and how that compares with traditional cross-breeding. She will also address the risks, benefits, and issues of GMO’s. There will be plenty of time for questions. This workshop is free and open to the public. 

Registration is requested by contacting Cornell Cooperative Extension at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy at nea8@cornell.edu with your name, address, and phone number.

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