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Mid: Food Security, Biotechnology & Organics – Meghan Peltz

Date:
October 15, 2009
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michigan State University
220 Trowbridge Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

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Organized by:
Christian Orlic
Email: msu@centerforinquiry.net

Description:

Food Security Biotechnology and Organic: A Scientific and Regulatory Perspective.

Today more people are aware of that they are putting in their mouths than ever before. Recent outbreaks have created consumer concern over the safety and security of the food supply. A historical perspective of food regulatory agencies in the United States and Europe will be presented which correlate to present day perceptions of new technologies in agriculture. Food can be a emotional issue for people. Biotechnology and Organic Farming are two topics that are rarely understood yet evoke strong public opinion. This talk will discuss how Biotechnology and Organic Farming are defined by the government, regulated and the major arguments made by each side leaving the audience hungry for more.

Free parking is available in MSU Parking Ramp 6 after 6 pm.

About Meghan Peltz

Sensory Scientist, Kalsec, Inc.

Meghan Peltz works as a Sensory Scientist at Kalsec, Inc., a spice flavor company located in Kalamazoo, MI. She recently graduated of department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University in the Spring of 2009. Meghan holds a bachelor degree in Food Science with a specialization in Agriculture and Natural Resources Biotechnology.