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An NYU panel debate on GMO labeling

| | April 9, 2013

The following is an edited excerpt.

Last Thursday, the NYU Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life,  in conjunction with GMO Free New York held a panel debate called GMO Labeling: Do We  Need It? It was a civilized discussion, but the deck was stacked.

The panel included moderator/journalist Frederick Kaufman, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Dr. Carolyn Dimitri of NYU Steinhardt, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and two representatives from anti-GMO lobbying groups, Jean Halloran of the Consumers Union and Patty Lovera from Food & Water Watch.

The hour-long discussion touched on all the familiar anti-GMO talking points complete with the usual misinformation such as Halloran’s claim that GMOs have not increased yields. Thankfully the night was Seralini and Genetic Roulette free. Well, almost Seralini and Genetic Roulette free, but that happened after the event.

Related article:  Senate Agricultural Committee will hear testimony Oct. 21 on GMO labeling bill

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