The International Socialist Organization is hosting a discussion on genetically modified food at 7 p.m. today in room 30 of the Social Work Building, which is located on the corner of 15th Avenue and Northeast 41st Street.
Kent Arimura will lead the discussion on the effects of genetically modified food, including the BST milk hormone. He will closely inspect whether corporations or society is benefiting from genetically modified foods.
Cross-breeding has been a tool farmers have used since the beginning of agriculture, but genetic modification has transformed the industry in the last decade, with few foods on U.S. supermarket shelves escaping its influence.
The international debate over the foods has focused on the grains, fruits and vegetables grown on farms. The debate recently shifted to include labeling products that contain the modified foodstuffs.