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Pace University To Host Panel On Genetic Engineering In Agriculture

Jason J. Czarnezki, a Pace Law School professor and expert on environmental law, will be one of the panelists discussing genetically modified food on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Jason J. Czarnezki, a Pace Law School professor and expert on environmental law, will be one of the panelists discussing genetically modified food on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Photo Credit: Contributed

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. --  The Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society will sponsor a panel discussion on genetic engineering in agriculture from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Pace University in Pleasantville.

The panel will address questions such as whether genetically modified foods are safe, whether they should be labeled and if they’re an answer to solving world hunger.

Panelists will include Shelley Boris, chef at the Garrison Institute in Garrison, N.Y. and longtime supporter of sustainable agriculture in the Hudson Valley, and Jason J. Czarnezki, Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin professor of environmental law at Pace Law School and author of the book “Everyday Environmentalism: Law, Nature and Individual Behavior.”

The panel will be moderated by Andrew Revkin, senior fellow for environmental understanding at the Pace Academy and Dot Earth blogger for The New York Times.

The event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Butcher Suite at Pace’s Kessel Student Center, 861 Bedford Road, entrance 3 in Pleasantville. It will also be held on Google+ Hangouts.

For more information visit www.pace.edu/FoodYou.