Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Douglas College Considers the Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods

Douglas College | Genetically Modified Foods

Being informed about genetically modified foods is better than burying your head in the sand.

The phrase ‘you are what you eat’ might cause you to think twice about what you consume in this age of genetically-crazed agriculture. With tomatoes being injected with fish genes, the question is not whether it’s a fruit or vegetable, but whether it’s safe to eat. Students in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Douglas College refuse to believe ignorance is bliss, and have chosen to face the subject head on.

The Douglas College students have selected Thierry Vrain, a former federal research scientist, to discuss the dangers of using genetically modified crops in agriculture at an upcoming public talk. The free talk, titled “The Gene Revolution: The Future of Agriculture” is part of the new Students’ Choice Speaker Series sponsored by Knowledge First Financial and will take place on Wednesday, February 26 from 12:30-2:00pm in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College’s New Westminster campus.

The debate over genetically modified foods is no longer hot off the press, but questions of concern over its consumption still arise and sufficient reassurance of its safety is sadly lacking. Since being informed is better than burying your head in the sand, the Science and Technology students at Douglas College feel the subject is worth mulling over and their choice highlights the important role that a college can play in opening up discussion on topics that affect us all.

Schools Mentioned: Douglas College

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