No topic in agriculture is more polarizing or excites emotions like genetically modified (GM) foods. Proponents claim they will be necessary to feed the world. Claimed benefits include increased yields, drought resistance, reduced use of pesticides and lower carbon emissions. Opponents denounce GM foods as a prime example of human overreaching fraught with unknown potential dangers. Is there a sound and safe way out of this dilemma?
What’s the Truth About Genetically Modified Foods? is the final topic to be covered in theCamden Conference Discussion Series. Join the Conversation! Like a book group, the discussions promote thoughtful, engaged dialogue, but with less required preparation. For this topic, two short articles and a brief video can form the basis of your participation, with preparation time estimated at 50 minutes. There are optional additional articles and videos for those who wish to delve deeper into the subject. A facilitator from the local community will be there to keep the discussion on track.
The articles and videos are listed below, or you may click here to download the complete reading list. Alternatively, a reading copy of the essential articles will be available at the library circulation desk.
For assistance or more information about the Camden Conference Discussion Series, please contact the Camden Conference Office by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 207-236-1034.
The 27th Annual Camden Conference will be held February 21 through 23, 2014. The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world affairs through year-round community events, public and student engagement, and an annual weekend conference. For more information, visit www.camdenconference.org, email email@example.com, or call 207-236-1034.