Food Production Co-Existence: A Courteous Discourse

  • 14 Nov 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tivoli Student Union on Auraria Campus


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Food Production Co-Existence: A Courteous Discourse

Presented by:
Mary Lee Chin, MS, RD

A significant development over the last two decades is a national conversation about food and how it is grown. The problem is that it hasn't been much of a conversation, but instead, a rancorous food fight. Consumer attentiveness to environmental sustainability, nutrition and safety fuel movements such as local, organic and urban farming. Meanwhile farmers are challenged to produce affordable food in a tough agricultural climate, and are utilizing innovative technologies often little understood by the public. The controversy of applying genetic engineering to plant and food production is a classic example of how a scientifically based technology’s acceptance is shaped by personal food philosophies and facts/fears of an issue. The task for this evening: Take an in-depth look at the science, and examine benefits and applications of food biotechnology. Then a stimulating and interactive roundtable session allows participants to discuss in small groups, and share with the larger group, a full range of viewpoints with informed and courteous discourse. Led by a registered dietitian and a farmer, our challenge: Find a common ground where the balanced interests of all sides can advance based on coexistence and cooperation, and ensure that all forms of agriculture thrive so that food can remain abundant, affordable, and safe.

Location: Tivoli Student Union on Auraria Campus
900 Auraria Pkwy
Baerresen Ballroom (Room 320 B/C)
Denver, CO 80204

Time: 6pm-8pm

NOTE: Only those that register by the 12th will be eligible for a parking waiver. If you register after that, there is ample low-cost parking throughout the Auraria Campus. The uncovered parking lots, for example, cost less than the parking garage. 

Light refreshments and networking for about the first 20 minutes

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