Posted on by Heather Grove
Tonight’s GMO OMG screening and panel, will offer you more than a fun night out, with a free drink and NON-gmo food. You’ll leave with a better understanding of what’s on your plate and what that means for our health, the environment, our farmers, and the future of food ethics. Bring your questions for the panelists below and be sure to REGISTER HERE!
Environmental Attorney at Law
Josephine Balzac, Esq., LL.M. is a licensed attorney and accomplished author, who has published work on legal issues and regulatory framework specific to human and animal food and feed ingredients. In 2012, Ms. Balzac was recognized as the Student Travel Award winner for the Food & Drug Laws Division at the Institute of Food Technologists. She studied international environmental law at The GWU Law School and works locally with the Parramore Environmental Justice Project and Central Florida Sierra Club Chapter. She is currently the Chief Environmental Officer for the EarthWeb Foundation, Inc.
University of Florida Geneticist
Dr. Kevin Folta is an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida. He has authored over seventy peer-reviewed research articles and two books on fruit breeding and genomics. Kevin has been a proponent of the safe and effective use of biotechnology, and regularly speaks with farmers, scientists and public audiences about the strengths and limitations of the technology.
March Against Monsanto Orlando Activist
Justin Harvey is the Orlando organizer for the international campaign, March Against Monsanto. After researching the topic of GMOs and Monsanto, he became very concerned about the safety of our food, and the future we are leaving to the next generation. “I want to inform the public about the dangers GMOs pose to our health and expose Monsanto’s corrupt business practices. We have a right to know what we are eating.”
Physician + Nutritionist
Dr. Samadhi Artemisa, Ph.D., A.P. is an Acupuncture Physician, Nutritionist and Iridologist. Through her holistic healthcare services at InJoy Healthcare in Orlando, her writing and teaching, she inspires thousands of people to take charge of their health with good lifestyle habits and proper nutrition.
Organic Sanctuary Seed Specialist
Jonathan Winfrey is the organic seed-saving specialist at the Organic Sanctuary permaculture seed farm. Jonathan is a licensed Florida seed dealer & plant-nursery operator who enjoys growing selected seed lines through ongoing generations.