Title

The Use of Genetically Modified Organisms in Food Production and the Potential Affect on Consumers, the Environment and the Economy

Date

5-29-2014 2:00 PM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Chair

Natalie DeWitt

Session Title

Health/ Physical Education/Exercise Science Symposium

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Siobhan Maty

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are increasingly used in food production by manufacturers both large and small, yet little information is available to consumers about the long-term effects of GMOs on the human body, on the environment and on the global economy. The choices made by large-scale food manufacturers regarding the use of GMO ingredients influence the choices of smaller companies and as a result, affect the food options available to consumers. Efforts by public health and governmental organizations are necessary in order to research, develop regulations and educate consumers regarding the use of GMOs in food production.

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May 29th, 2:00 PM

The Use of Genetically Modified Organisms in Food Production and the Potential Affect on Consumers, the Environment and the Economy

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are increasingly used in food production by manufacturers both large and small, yet little information is available to consumers about the long-term effects of GMOs on the human body, on the environment and on the global economy. The choices made by large-scale food manufacturers regarding the use of GMO ingredients influence the choices of smaller companies and as a result, affect the food options available to consumers. Efforts by public health and governmental organizations are necessary in order to research, develop regulations and educate consumers regarding the use of GMOs in food production.