Genetic Roulette film at RIT

grmcover_new_smallWe’re bringing the GMO documentary Genetic Roulette to RIT in November, and it’s open to the public.

It will be Saturday, November 15th, at 2pm, in an auditorium in RIT’s Building 76, the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, room 1125.  The one-hour film will be followed by a panelist discussion.  Thanks to RIT’s SEAL (Student Environmental Action League) for making this possible.

Panelists:

Dr. Hector Flores has a background in plant biology and a Ph.D. in biology. He has served as program director for the National Science Foundation and currently works as the dean of graduate studies at RIT.

Dr. Mary-Anne Courtney has a background in microbiology and genetics, and has a Ph.D. in Molecular and Microbial Genetics. She is a professor within the College of Science at RIT.

Eveline Hartz is a retired RN, and is also certified as a holistic health coach. She has shown a number of movies regarding genetic engineering practices and GMOs and their relation to food production.

Dr. Sandi Connelly has a background in biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. She has a Ph.D. in zoology. She is a professor within the College of Science at RIT.

George Payne is a Gandhian activist who’s focus is on the immorality of overconsumption. He believes that GMOs are not a long-term solution to feeding the world’s population.

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