Oct. 28: Science, ethics and politics of genetically modified foods considered by Foley Institute panelists

benbrook-80Neff-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Pros, cons, science and ethics of genetically modified food crops will be the topic of a free, public panel discussion at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in Bryan Hall 305 at Washington State University.

A November state ballot measure, Washington Initiative 522, would require labeling of genetically modified foods.

The panel will include: Chuck Benbrook, Yes on I-522 committee representative and professor in the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources; Heather Hansen, No on I-522 coalition representative and executive director of Washington Friends of Farms & Forests; Michael Neff, associate professor and director of the WSU molecular plant sciences graduate program; and Paul Thompson, W.K. Kellogg chair and professor of agriculture, food and community ethics at Michigan State University.

Cosponsored with the School of Politics, Philosophy & Public Affairs, the panel is part of the WSU Foley Institute’s Science, Ethics and Public Policy series.