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Bioethics Forum XX

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Feelings, facts, food, and GMOs: Pace Academy invites you to take a fresh new look as a panel of environmental advocates, chefs, food journalists, and more discuss different aspects of the GMO debate on February 26.

Feelings, Facts, Food and GMOs–A Fresh Look

The mission of the FoodYou Campaign at Pace University is to objectively explore and address the tough questions surrounding today’s food system. The role of genetic engineering in agriculture is particularly contentious, with assertions about huge promise or perils often obscuring science.

On Wednesday, February 26, join Pace Academy in person or online for FoodYou Design: Bioethics Forum XX.

A FoodYou Design panel will aim to inform rather than inflame by bringing together a chef focused on conscious cuisine, a food journalist who spent six months investigating claims and counterclaims about GMOs, a law professor, and a plant geneticist. The discussion will be moderated by Pace Academy Senior Fellow Andrew Revkin, who has explored the future of food repeatedly on his New York Times blog, "Dot Earth".

The discussion will review the science on health and environmental questions, the legal issues related to food labeling and the realities of feeding not just a growing global population, but also one that is becoming more prosperous.

Can GMOs be a part of our vision for a sustainable, equitable, and healthy world?

FoodYou Design: BioEthics Forum XX
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center and Live Online


Andrew Revkin: Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and award-winning New York Times "Dot Earth" blogger


Shelley Boris: Executive Chef, Fresh Company and author of Fresh Cooking: A Year of Recipes from the Garrison Institute Kitchen; has cooked for everyone from the Dalai Lama to Mikhail Gorbachev

Jason Czarnezki: Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law Chair, Pace Law School

Nathanael Johnson (via Google+): Food and Environment Reporter,

Pamela Ronald (via Google+): Director, Laboratory for Crop Genetics Innovation at the University of California, Davis, and co-author of Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

Access the live recording of FoodYou Design

The event is free and open to the public. Visit the FoodYou Campaign website for more information.

This is Pace University’s 20th Bioethics Forum and is co-sponsored by Sigma Xi Research Society and Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. Contact the Pace Academy at (914) 773-3091 and with questions.