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Scientists to Discuss GMOs, Farming

Authors standing in field.

The authors of Tomorrow’s Table, NC State’s 2014 Common Reading selection, are coming to campus to lead a discussion on how organic farming and genetic engineering might work together to address the challenges of population growth, climate change and unsustainable farming practices.

The free event, “Genetics, Food and Society,” starts at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the D.H. Hill Library auditorium. Authors Pamela Ronald, a plant geneticist, and Raoul Adamchak, an organic farmer, will join faculty members Jennifer Kuzma and Fred Gould with NC State’s Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) faculty cluster for a discussion of the controversy around genetic modification of food and the ramifications for the global food supply.

Ronald and Adamchak are visiting NC State as part of Wolfpack Welcome Week. Copies of Tomorrow’s Table will be available for purchase at the event.

The program is presented by NCSU Libraries and the GES History Project. For more information, contact Marian Fragola, director of program planning and outreach at NCSU Libraries, at 919-513-3481 or