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Eradicating Global Hunger Talk at Main Library
May 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Join Main Library for a FRANK Talk about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and world hunger.
Technological innovations in the early 21st century have promoted the development of genetically-modified food as a solution to the crisis of billions of humans facing hunger and experiencing poverty daily with companies like Monsanto developing and promoting genetically modified seeds as the corrective to global hunger. Today, 80% of all corn, soy, and cotton cultivated in the United States is genetically modified, entailing excessive use of pesticides to enhance crop production.
Is GMO seed and food production the real solution to the growing hunger and poverty crisis in Arizona and the world? What are the environmental and agricultural consequences of pervasive GMO seed cultivation in the U.S and why are environmentalists and Indigenous people warning about the effects of this technological innovation? Does GMO food have an impact on our health today? These are the questions considered for a FRANK Talk discussion.
This community conversation is facilitated by Dr. Julian Kunnie, University of Arizona, Religious Studies/Classics/Africana Studies/Indigenous/Globalization Studies.