Panel tackles production of bio-engineered food

Discussion questions whether benefits proportionate to health, environmental, democracy risks | November 23, 2005

The University’s peace and justice programs discussed the production of bio-engineered food, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 1, in Kelley Auditorium. The discussion focused on whether the benefits to producers of bio-engineered seed are proportionate to the risks to our health, to our environment and to our democracy.

The discussion panel included program director Ben Urmston, S.J., biology professors George Farnsworth and Brent Blair, and Mary Lou Lageman, farm manager for the Grailville Women’s International Center.

The mission of Peace and Justice Programs is to serve as a meeting point and resource center for conversation and action regarding peace and justice issues.