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Free panel discussion: GMOs, Soil Biology, Composting, and more

Date: 4/25/2013Start Time: 7:45 PMEnd Time: 9:00 PMLocation: Student Lounge, Argiro Student Center

EcoFairfield in cooperation with the Sustainable Living Department of Maharishi University of Management presents:

From GMOs to Compost Tea

Your Food:  
Understanding GMOs in the Food Supply
Understanding Soil Microbiology to Get the Most from Your Organic Garden

Thursday, April 25th, 7:45 PM Student Lounge, Argiro Student Center,
Maharishi University of Management

Presentation: The Basics of GMOs/Reading the Label 
  • what GMOs are, 
  • how they are made, 
  • which crops are genetically engineered, 
  • how they are regulated in the US and in other countries, 
  • a little bit of the history of how Genetic-ID, under the guidance of MUM Professor of Microbiology, Dr. John Fagan, became the first lab in the world to devise and implement GMO testing.
  • reading the product label

Presentation: The Non-GMO Project

The Non-GMO Project (non-gmoproject.org), which started in Berkeley as a grass roots initiative is now an industry-wide project of the organic food industry.

Non-GMO certification - why is it necessary on organic and conventional food products? 
the significance of the Non-GMO Project seal, 
how it has become the food industry standard for Non-GMO food content.

Presentation: GMOs, Health & Sustainability

Reports from the scientific community continue to point to health and ecological dangers. Topics will include:
  • What is the significance of the Canadian research showing gmos in blood of pregnant mothers and fetuses?
  • How has Roundup affected herbicide use?

Presentation: Compost Tea – Organic Gardening at its Best
  • The continual use of pesticides, fungicides and the recent popularity of GMOs has resulted in the drastic reduction of nature's diverse soil food web. 
  • What is the soil food web? 
  • What are the benefits to you and the land when a diverse microbial population is in place? 
  • Nature's inherent agricultural immune system and how you can be a part of bringing it back. 

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