FoodYou Design: Feelings, Facts, Food and GMOs – A Fresh Look

The mission of the FoodYou Campaign at Pace University is to objectively explore and address the tough questions surrounding today’s food system.

The role of genetic engineering in agriculture is particularly contentious, with assertions about huge promise or perils often obscuring science.

On Wednesday, February 26th, join us in person or online for FoodYou Design: Bioethics Forum XX.

A FoodYou Design panel will aim to inform rather than inflame by bringing together a chef focused on conscious cuisine, a food journalist who spent six months investigating claims and counterclaims about GMOs, a law professor and a plant geneticist. The discussion will be moderated by Pace Academy Senior Fellow Andrew Revkin, who has explored the future of food repeatedly on his New York Times blog, Dot Earth.

The discussion will review the science on health and environmental questions, the legal issues related to food labeling and the realities of feeding not just a growing global population, but also one that is becoming more prosperous.

Can GMOs be a part of our vision for a sustainable, equitable, and healthy world?

Details below and at

FoodYou Design: BioEthics Forum XX

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center

Pace University in Pleasantville

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Free and open to the public.


Andrew Revkin Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies


Shelley BorisExecutive Chef, Fresh Company, and author of “Fresh Cooking: A Year of Recipes from the Garrison Institute Kitchen”

Jason Czarnezki Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, Pace Law School

Nathanael Johnson – Food and Environment Reporter,

Pamela Ronald Director, Laboratory for Crop Genetics Innovation at the University of California, Davis, and co-author of “Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food”

Access the live recording of FoodYou Design at:

This is Pace University’s 20th Bioethics Forum and is co-sponsored by:
Sigma Xi Research Society and Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.