A QUEST TO FULFILL HUNGER OF THE BODY AND MIND POST-2015: Is genetically modified food a solution?

A QUEST TO FULFILL HUNGER OF THE BODY AND MIND POST-2015: Is genetically modified food a solution?

The Light Millennium presented a panel at the 65th Annual DPI/NGO Conference that explored whether Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are a solution towards eradicating world hunger, especially in the context of the secrecy that surrounds them. Their proprietary nature, the ineffectiveness of mainstream media, private sector influence, are some of the factors that work against full transparency. The panel benefited from a diversity of voices, from diplomat to nutritionist to scientists, including one who has found a way to increase yield by reverting to and building upon less toxic tools.

∞ MODERATOR: ∙ JULIE MARDIN, Artist-Activist and Independent Researcher
∙ H.E. CARLOS GARCIA, Founder & CEO, CG Global Consultant and former Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations
∙ Dr. MICHAEL K. HANSEN, Senior Scientist with Consumers Union
∙ JOHN KEMPF, founder and CEO of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA)
∙ STEFANIE SACKS, MS, CNS, CDN, Culinary Nutritionist, author, host of Stirring the Pot radio
∙ DEBORAH CARLIN, student, Muhlenberg College and The Horticultural Society of New York
∙ BIRCAN ÜNVER, Founding President of The Light Millennium and Permanent Representative to the UN
∙ PURNOMO A. CHANDRA, Minister Counsellor Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the UN, Former Chair of FAO's Committee for Constitution and Legal Matters
∙ Dr. TAO-TZE HONG, President of Federation of World Peace and Love
∙ IRIS SPELLINGS, Representative from the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace

This panel presented as part of the 65th Annual UN-DPI/NGO Conference (August 27-29, 2014) entitled:
2015 AND BEYOND: Our Action Agenda: The role of civil society in the post-2015 development agenda;
And, held on in the Trusteeship Council Chamber of the United Nations on Thursday, August 28, 2014 (Time: 11:45 - 13:00pm).

Sponsored by: The Light Millennium
Co-sponsored by: Federation of World Peace and Love;
Advancing Eco Agriculture
Stirring the Pot Productions

Event photos provided by:
Federation of World Peace and Love - FOWPAL - http://www.fowpal.org
Humeyra Kocak, The Light Millennium
Friends of The Light Millennium

Photos from one-panel Julie Mardin Exhibition by:
Additional photos provided by the friends of
The Light Millennium

This album is created on September 9, 2014 by The Light Millennium - Updated on September 14, 2014. http://www.lightmillennium.org.

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