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Synthetic biology – is this the way we want to go?
October 9, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmDonations welcome
SYNBIO: a close look at an emerging new technology
Synthetic biology is quietly entering our food supply, cosmetics, and household products. Yet, much about this new technology is not understood. Government oversight or regulation is virtually non-existent. Labels identifying whether a product contains synthetic biology ingredients are not required.
How will synthetic biology affect our ecosystems, our farmers, and our long- term health? At this point, we have many more questions than answers. Join us for a lively panel discussion: GMOs 2.0: Impacts on Our Food, Farmers, Consumer Products & Health, and get answers from a panel of leading experts.
Where: Mill Valley Community Center, Cascade Room, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
Cost: Donations appreciated
Claire Hope Cummings (Moderator). Claire is an environmental lawyer, journalist, and the author of Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds (Beacon Press, March 2008). She is also a former attorney for the US Department of Agriculture’s Office of General Counsel.
Ignacio Chapela, Ph.D., is a microbial ecologist and mycologist at UC Berkeley where he is on the faculty of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management.
Gopal Dayaneni from Movement Generation and the International Accountability Project is an organizer with the Ruckus Society and a member of the Progressive Communication Network.
Mark Squire is the founder and owner of Good Earth Natural Foods, a founder and board member of the Non-GMO Project, and Green Sangha Advisory Council member.