Are you sick of wondering what is in your food? Are you checking product labels more than ever, only to find that you can’t even identify which products contain GMOs? Have you been hearing horror stories about Monsanto, and the company’s GMO tentacles reaching into products that you once considered safe?
It’s getting harder and harder to avoid GMO products. Recently I heard that the original SunChips tested positive for weedkiller and GMOs (yes, Monsanto also manufactures RoundUp). The more one delves into the various brand names that are associated with GMOs, the scarier it gets. On FoodBabe’s website, she came up with a handy chart that shows a few alternatives when it comes to snacking.
What Are We Eating? Do you know what GMO’s or Genetically Modified Organisms are? Did you know that GMO’s are in 80% of the food we eat? If your answers to these questions are no, you shouldn’t feel bad. Almost all of our food is unlabeled, and therefore a lot of consumers are left dining in the dark. Since 1996 GMO’s have progressively taken over grocery store shelves throughout the United States.
Come watch this thought provoking movie about one man’s journey to find out what exactly his children are eating. Through his search for the truth many puzzling questions about the food we eat surface. After watching the movie there will be an educated and passionate group of panelists to answer all the questions you might have about GMO’s and efforts in New York to pass labeling laws.
Panelists include: Kent Miller, Farmer and Owner of Plato Dale Farm, Amy McMillan, Population and Conservation Geneticist, SUNY Buffalo State, Rita Yelda, WNY Organizer for Food & Water Watch, and a representative from Lexington Co-Operative Market.
This event is free and open to the public.
April 16th, 2015 at 6:00PM
Where: Buffalo State College (1300 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222), Bulger Communication Center, First Floor, East Room.
Who: Sponsored by Buffalo State NYPIRG.