This Thursday, join leading policy makers and scientists from across the country as they wrestle with the issue of food in the age of biotechnology.

Introducing the….

2011 Ad Fontes Forum: Guess What’s Coming to Dinner?

Genetically Modified Foods: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

Thursday, March 31 at 4:30 PM
Moore Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College

Free admission for all.
Free reception catered by the Hanover Inn following the forum.

GUEST PANELISTS

Nina Fedoroff, Former Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State

Sharon Bomer, Executive Vice President of the Food and Agriculture Section at the Biotechnology Industry Organization

Doug Gurian-Sherman, Senior Scientist in the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists

Eric Holt-Gimenez, Executive Director of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy

Moderator: David Peart, Dartmouth professor of biological sciences

WHY?

The desperate need to feed the world’s 7 billion people, along with the rapid spread of engineered organisms in the United States food industry, has catapulted the issue of genetically modified crops to the forefront of national and global dialogues.

The purpose of the first Ad Fontes forum (“From the source”) is to engage the Dartmouth community in dialogue and to present both sides of the debate, exploring the risks and benefits, the hopes and fears, of a controversial technology.

Special thanks to the Special Programs and Events Committee, Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Office of the Provost, Biology Dept, Geography Dept, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, and the Ethics Institute.

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