Wednesday, November 7, 2012

FOOD - Questions answered by the experts

Last week I shared with you a video from a project that I am proud to have been able to be a part of. The project, coordinated by The Center for Food Integrity, is a five-part video series that pairs consumers (like me) with experts to answer questions that all of you are thinking about GMOs and food. The videos are part of a bigger website that everyone accross the country should have bookmarked The website allows people like you and me to ask questions about our food and get answers from real experts. What a great concept!

Now that all five videos are available, I wanted to share the entire video series with you. Of course you can go here and watch all five of them on the Best Food Facts website or check them out below. You might also notice one of my fellow California Women for Agriculture sisters Karri Hmmerstrom, our State CWA President, in the Environment video with her entire family. Nice work Karri!

So without further ado, here they are!
GMO 101
We paired up a mom of two boys, Colleen Cecil, with Dr. Denneal Jamison-McClung, Associate Director of the Biotech Program at the University of California-Davis, to get a baseline understanding of what GMOs are, what they do in the plant and where you can find them in the grocery store

GMO Labeling
We dove into the topic of GMO labeling with Dr. Ruth MacDonald, chair of and professor in the department of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University, and Chicago mom Joelen Tan of What's Cookin', Chicago?. Those in favor of GMO labeling say it's a matter of "right-to-know." Those opposed to it say it could invoke fear in consumers and offers no additional nutritional information. What do you think?

Genetically Modified Crops Harm Environment?
In this video focusing on impacts GM crops have on the environment, a mom from California, Karri Hammerstrom, asks tough questions of environmental scientist Dr. Cecilia Chi-Ham from the Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture at the University of California-Davis.

Are GMO Foods Less Nutritious?
Registered Dietitian and director of university nutrition at Washington University, Connie Diekman, links up with Farrah Brown, a part-time nurse and full-time mom, to talk about whether GM foods are more or less nutritious than other foods.

Are Genetically Modified Foods Dangerous To Eat?
This video explores the food safety issues related to GM foods through a conversation between an Illinois mom and blogger, Betsie Estes, and a plant molecular geneticist, Dr. Sally Mackenzie, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Thanks to CFI for allowing me to be part of this project. I learned so much and made some new friends and it doen't hurt that they are bio-tech experts too.  Thanks for stopping by! ~mrs.c

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