October 8 2013
Media Advisory: Genetically Modified Foods, Truth About Labeling
GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS
The Truth About Labeling
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Tuesday, October 8th, Independent Women's Forum joins The Heritage Foundation for a panel discussion: Genetically Modified Foods: The Truth About Labeling. This dynamic panel discussion will examine the history and science of genetically modified foods (or GMOs), their current use and benefits, and why GMO labeling is not only unnecessary but would also do a disservice to consumers.
There is significant misinformation and confusion about GMOs, which now makes up a major part of the American diet. Anti-GMO activists are seeking to combat GMOs by pushing for labeling mandates on the state and federal levels. These mandates are being promoted as pro-consumer but their effect will be the opposite by creating greater misinformation.
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Location: Lehrman Auditorium, The Heritage Foundation 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington DC
Executive Director and Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
L. Val Giddings, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Director of the Culture of Alarmism Project, Independent Women's Forum
Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Independent Women's Forum is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and educational institution dedicated to building awareness of the ways that women benefit from limited government, personal liberty, and economic freedom, and by countering those who seek to ever expand government in the name of protecting women.