Andrew Kimbrell, George Devault to speak on GMO’s at PASA conference

Many of you are familiar with the controversy about genetically modified foods. Knowing about “GMO’s” may be crucial to our health, but most people don’t know about this issue enough to know whether they should be concerned or not.

At the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) Thursday, February 3rd at State College, PA, there will be an all-day “track” on GMO’s. Andrew Kimbrell from the Center for Food Safety and George DeVault of the Seed Saver’s Exchange will be two of the speakers. They will discuss what GMO’s are and how they got into our food supply, possible health risks, seed saving and how GMO’s affect farmer (and gardener) freedom, etc. Dave Mortensen of PSU will explain environmental impacts, and Shelby Fleischer of PSU will touch on whether there are possibilities that GMO’s can ever be part of a sustainable food system.

If you care about the health of you and your family, and the health of our local farms, this will be a day not to be missed.

This day must be pre-registered for; there are no walk-ins. I also highly recommend the remainder of the conference, with many different speakers and workshops on Friday and Saturday. There are also other “pre-conference tracks” to choose from, some of which are already sold out. The entire conference schedule can be obtained at www.pasafarming.org/conference2011.

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