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“GMO Labeling: Do We Need It?” NYU Panel Discussion, April 4

April 2, 2013

New York University’s Wagner Food Policy Alliance and GMO Free NY present a panel discussion entitled “GMO Labeling, Do We Need it?” on Thursday, April 4, from 6:30-to-8:30 p.m., at the NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson St., Fl. 5 Grand Hall, New York, N.Y.

Polls show 90% of Americans want the right to know what’s in the food they buy. The biotech industry maintains GMOs pose no special risk and so labeling is unnecessary; The New York Times’ editorial board agrees. Labeling proponents counter that existing research studies on GMO safety are industry-conducted and inadequate; human health risks remain unknown. Labels will allow consumers to make informed decisions.

So, to label or not to label? Spurred on by moderator Frederick Kaufman’s provocative questions, our panel of experts will share their differing points of view on this hot-button topic, leaving the audience to decide in which camp they stand.

The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP online at:

WHAT: NYU Panel Discussion: “GMO Labeling: Do We Need It?”
WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 PM
WHERE: NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street, 5th Fl Grand Hall, NYC. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A,C,E,B,D,F,M (West 4th Street).

Moderator: Frederick Kaufman, Author, Journalist, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Dr. Walter S. De Jong, Cornell University, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics
Dr. Carolyn Dimitri, NYU Steinhardt , Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Jean Halloran, Consumers Union, Food Policy Initiatives
Patty Lovera, Food & Water Watch, Food Team

For more information about the participants, or other Wagner Food Policy Alliance, please visit for more info on GMO Free NY, visit or contact Stacie Orell at 917-545-9990, or

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Around the Square, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337

“GMO Labeling: Do We Need It?” NYU Panel Discussion, April 4

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