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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are one of the most-talked about food issues — and one of the most confusing.

Michigan State University (MSU) is here to help sort through all the information and misinformation.

The MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) is inviting the public to join Our Table for a free conversation on the science behind GMOs from 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 in room 1200 of the MSU Molecular Plant Sciences Building, 1066 Bogue St., East Lansing Mich. Tours of a lab in the plant, soil and microbial sciences department will start at 4 p.m.

Our Table is a series of science-based community conversations designed to give consumers the tools to make more informed food choices. It is an initiative led by MSU AgBioResearch, a group of 340 researchers from eight colleges across campus.

The Our Table discussions encourage meaningful dialogue to bridge the gap between the public and experts in agriculture and food.

Panelists for the GMO conversation are:

  • Alison Bernstein, assistant professor, MSU College of Human Medicine; founder, SciMoms
  • Jennifer Carter-Johnson, associate professor, MSU College of Law
  • Paul Thompson, MSU W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics
  • Felicia Wu, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor, MSU Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, and MSU Department of Food Science

Science communicator Sheril Kirshenbaum hosts the Our Table conversations.

Panelists were featured in the spring/summer issue of MSU AgBioResearch’s Futures publication The Science Behind GMOs.

For more information on Our Table events, visit food.msu.edu.

Registration for Our Table: The Science Behind GMOs is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 19, 2018.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For additional information information contact Alex Tekip at tekipale@msu.edu, or Holly Whetstone at whetst11@msu.edu