Future Food: A Genetically Modified Market Basket? Your Questions Answered

Presented by Les Dames d'Escoffier New York Hosted by The New York University, School of Education, Dept. of Nutrition and Food Studies

Introduction to the Conference
Dr. Marion Nestle
Professor & Chair, Dept. of Nutrition & Food Studies, New York University

Future Food Consumer Awareness Survey
Dr. Lloyd Kirban
EVP, Dir., Information & Insights Group, Creamer Dixon Basford Agency

Ms. Saralie Slonsky
Public Relations Consultant, Charter Member - Les Dames d'Escoffier

Genetically Modified Food 101
Dr. Lee Compton
President & CEO, AgriVirion

Keynote Address "Why Science Matters: Science as a Form of Inquiry"
Dr. Günter Blobel, 1999 Nobel Prize Winner

The Promise: What Food Biotechnology Can Do
Dr. Michael J. Phillips
Executive Director for Food & Agriculture, Biotechnology Industry Organization

Dr. Margaret Mellon
Agricultural Biotechnology Program Director, Union of Concerned Scientists
Panel Moderator: Dr. Marion Nestle

The Environmental Impact of Food Biotechnology

Demetra Vlachos
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Novartis Seeds
Dr. Rebecca Goldburg
Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Panel Moderator: Dr. Marion Nestle

Consumer Issues Surrounding the Development and Marketing of Genetically Modified Foods

Jeanette Glover Glew
Environmental Scientist, Biotechnology Consultation Team, Food and Drug Administration

Jean Halloran
Director, Consumer Policy Institute, Consumers Union
Panel Moderator: Dr. Lee Compton

Conference Conclusion: The Culinary Perspective
Ms. Paulette Satur, Co-owner, Satur Farms LLC Mr. Eberhard Müller, Chef and Co-proprietor, Lutèce Restaurant


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