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2013 SLOW FOOD NNJ ANNUAL MEETING & LOCAL FOODS TASTING
DeHart Community Center
Maplewood, NJ
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2013 SLOW FOOD NNJ ANNUAL MEETING & LOCAL FOODS TASTING
Program for the Annual Meeting:

1-1:30 Local Foods Tasting

1:15-1:30 PM Opening remarks & Slow Food NNJ school garden program grant announcement
Margaret Noon, School Lunch Farm

1:30-1:45PM School Garden Partners
Teachers share about their school's vegetable garden

1:45PM -2:45PM GMO: Impact on our lives
Michael Hansen, Consumers Union scientist and GMO expert, speaks

Why should we worry about genetically modified ingredients in our food?
Hansen will describe what genetic engineering is, the lack of required safety testing and why you should be concerned.  He will review studies linking GE foods to potential adverse health (allergies, immune system effects, damage to various organs, etc.) and environmental (e.g. increased pesticide use) impacts.   He will also discuss what GE foods are on the market, or ready to come to market, why GE foods should be labeled and how you can avoid them (yes even whole foods carries items containing GE ingredients), and much more.

2:45-3:00PM Food & Water Watch; GMO Legislation
3:00-3:15PM GMO Q&A

Location

DeHart Community Center (View)
120 Burnett Avenue
Maplewood, NJ NJ 07040
United States


Categories

Food > Food
Food > Markets & Farms

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!

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