FOSEP/GPSS Panel Discussion: Washington I-522: Labeling Genetically Modified Foods: Should you be concerned?

Should You be Concerned?On Monday October 28th from 6-7 PM FOSEP and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) will be co-hosting a panel discussion about GM Foods, and the possibility of labeling GM products.  Washington voters will be deciding on labeling through Initiative 522 the next week, November 5th.

Each panelist will have an opportunity to present, then the audience will have a chance to ask questions and interact with the panelists.

The panel will be held on the University of Washington Campus at the Husky Union Building, Room 322.

Panelists will include

1) Max Press, a graduate student in Genome Science.
Max Press is a graduate student in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. He is a member of both the Queitsch Lab and the Borenstein Lab. He works with Arabidopsis.

2) Dr. Eugene Nester, a Microbiology Researcher
Dr. Nester is Professor Emeritus of Microbiology at the University of Washington and the Washington State Academy of Sciences Committee Co-Chair for the White Paper on I-522-Labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients

3) Flavia Chen, a graduate student in Public Health Genetics
Flavia Chen has presented on how GM foods have been regulated in the United States, and is interested in how the public perceives risk.

4) Luke Esser, a former State Senator, speaking on behalf of “Yes” on I-522
Luke Esser is a former Washington State Senator (LD 48) and was chairman of the Republican Party of Washington from 2007 to 2011

5) A representative speaking on behalf of “No” on I-522

Please join us before the panel for refreshments and the opportunity for networking between 5:30 and 6:00 PM.

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