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Genetically Modified Organisms: Facts vs. Fiction

Genetically Modified Organisms: Facts vs. Fiction
Whether you are a crop or livestock farmer, a vegetable grower, gardener, land owner, input supplier or an agribusiness manager, you have heard and perhaps gotten involved in the debates and conversations about genetically modified crops or the popular version, genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
 
So much has been said and written on this subject, but the controversies surrounding this topic still remain for such a long time. There are many myths sur-rounding this touchy subject and the facts are difficult to separate from fiction. Ohio County finally has an opportunity to have an expert from Purdue University come and help sort through the facts, myths and fictions surrounding GMOs.
 
Dr. Peter Goldsbrough of Purdue University's Department of Botany and Plant Pathology will speak Monday, March 27 at 6 pm in the Bear Branch Fire House (2580 Milton-Bear Branch Rd., Dillsboro, IN 47018).  To RSVP or for questions, pleast contact Purdue Extension-Ohio County at 812-438-3656 or Switzerland County Soil & Water Conservation District at 812-437-3126  ext. 3.