Slow Food Potluck and Guest Speaker

December 1, 2009 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone

Speaker – Anuradha Prakash, Food Science Chair at Chapman University
Topic – Frankenfood: Dispelling Myths

In Slow Food circles, genetically modified foods are generally looked down upon — and often for good reason. Many of us are familiar with stories of corporations suing farmers over patented seeds and developing plants in order to sell the corresponding weed and pest deterrents. Is it possible that there could also be benefits to GMOs? Anuradha Prakash, Chair of the Food Science program at Chapman University, will explain the technology behind genetically modified food. Come discuss the opportunities and challenges, including environmental and socio-political considerations, that GM foods present.