Lecture on genetically-modified foods

Beloit, Wis.— Genetically modified (GMO) food makes some people queasy. For others, it is a miracle. The controversy surrounding organic and GMO foods is heated and, at times, highly polarizing. Beyond the food and health issues, genetic modification triggers economic, ecological, political, social justice and many other controversies.

Doug Rouse, professor of plant pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a certified organic farmer, will examine the controversy surrounding the use of GMO crops at a meeting co-hosted by the Beloit College biology department and the Rock County Conservationists. The event will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 18, in the Mathers Room of Pearsons Hall on the Beloit College campus.

The talk is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Richard Newsome, professor of biology at Beloit College, at 608-365-2609 or newsome@beloit.edu.

from the March 14-20, 2007, issue

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