Free panel to debate genetically modified foods |

Free panel to debate genetically modified foods

Staff reports

The U.S. League of Women Voters will revisit the topic of genetically modified foods with a panel discussion from 7-8:30 p.m., March 19 at Centennial Park Library, 2227 23rd Ave, in Greeley, Colo.

The educational meeting returns to debate on genetically modified foods driven by Proposition 105, the Colorado ballot initiative that would have implemented mandatory GMO labeling. Panelists will include Tryna Cooper and Amber Clay from Right to Know Colorado, also known as Yes on 105, as well as Colorado Corn Growers Association president Dave Eckhardt and Karalyn Radford from No on 105.

“GMOs have become an important issue for people around the world, from consumers to farmers to grocers and researchers. The issue is complex and compelling, including such issues as feeding a growing world population, effects on the economy, health and environmental safety, and research methods and concerns,” the U.S. League of Women Voters said.

For more information on this free local event, contact Barb Whinery, a local league member, at (970) 352-4903.

-Staff reports