"Knowing where your food comes from" is a growing movement in the area of consumer nutrition. Consumers are concerned about food safety and have heard about "Franken Foods" or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Consumer perceptions are driving nutrition and food labeling policy despite the science behind the safety of GMOs. Dr. Ruth MacDonald from Iowa State University and Dr. Nancy Flores with New Mexico State University are the featured speakers for the Spring 2017 Current Issues in Nutrition program. They will bring nutrition professionals up to date on GMOs with a review of biotechnology in the food system and the controversy surrounding GMOs. Participants will gain practical insight to use in consumer education.
The online presentations will be available by March 20, 2017, and all registered participants will receive an email with instructions to access the presentations. The Live Q/A Session will take place on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm CDT. That session will be live and recorded; the archived version will be posted soon after the presentation and available for review 24/7.
- Teacher: Sarah Francis