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Amanda Maxham on the Advent of GMOs

Please join us for our next featured event, “Why GMOs Are Good” with Dr. Amanda Maxham. Despite the perception that organic and non-GMO foods are the healthy option for you and your family, the truth is that the technology of genetic engineering has been improving the food we eat — making it safer, more nutritious and plentiful.

“If you’ve heard about ‘GMOs,’ chances are what you’ve heard is frightening. A virtual army of activists, from environmental groups like Greenpeace to TV nutritionists like Dr. Oz, repeatedly scare the public about the alleged dangers of eating and planting foods improved with the technology of genetic engineering,” says Amanda. “In my view, environmental groups and other anti-GMO activists have it exactly wrong when it comes to GMOs. They hype fabricated risks and imaginary what-ifs, all the while completely ignoring the benefits that biotech crops have been bringing to the table for the past 20 years.”

In this talk, Amanda separates fact from fiction in the growing campaign of fear surrounding bio-engineered foods. “I’ll debunk some of the myths that anti-GMO activists perpetuate about biotechnology and reveal why I view GMOs as the underappreciated smartphone of food.”

When will Amanda be speaking in a city near you?

  • Chicago — May 12. Refreshments begin at 6:30 PM. Talk begins at 7:00 PM at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611.
  • New York City — May 13. Refreshments begin at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM. CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
  • Palo Alto — May 19. Refreshments begin at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM at the Palo Alto Sheraton, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301.
  • Irvine — May 20. Refreshments begin at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM at ARI headquarters, 2121 Alton Parkway Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92606.

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FREE for students. $10 for all others.

Register online. Walk-ins welcome.