From the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project, Wellesley Free Library and Sustainable Wellesley regarding an upcoming free event at Wellesley Free Library, March 26, 7-8:30pm:
Many of us are confused about what to think about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). There is a plethora of “information” being distributed in the media and on the Internet about GMOs that makes it hard to separate fact from hype and fiction. Some prominent scientists and policymakers assert with confidence that there is no scientific controversy over the health effects of GMOs—these GM crops are inherently safe and do not have to be tested. The scientific evidence, however, reveals a different story.
This education forum will reveal how politics and corporate interests have distorted an honest look at the health and environmental effects of GMO crops. If you are a parent or grandparent with young children, an adolescent of even a young adult, this is a not to be missed event. Sheldon Krimsky, PhD, will present the data compiled by specialists in biology, social science, politics and ethics gathered about GMO corn, soybean, and cotton crops that are intrinsically tied to our entire food system.
Next to the potential perils facing our planet from climate change, many believe there is no greater concern than the unforeseen impacts of GMOs on our food supply. Bring yourself, bring your family and bring your friends. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome.