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Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms Lecture March 8 UNH Manchester

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Genetically modified organisms are quite possibly one of the most dangerous health and environmental problems we face. Learn more at a free lecture at UNH Manchester.

“Understanding Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms,” takes place Thursday, March 8, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the third floor auditorium at 400 Commercial Street. The event is offered as part of the college’s Sidore Lecture Series, “Food for Thought.”

If you have never heard about genetically modified organisms (GMOs), you may not know that they may be one of the most dangerous health and environmental problems. Animal studies show GMOs cause immune and insulin problems, organ damage, gastrointestinal dysfunction, accelerated aging, and higher death rates. Those risks have led the American Academy of Environmental Medicine to ask physicians to advise all patients to avoid GM foods.

Susan Baker, certified holistic nutritionist and wellness coach, will discuss GMOs, where they are lurking, and steps you can take to avoid them.

Baker is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition/SUNY and the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. She also is trained as a wellness coach through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and as a public speaker against genetic modification through the Institute for Responsible Technology. She is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) and is the owner/founder of Nutressante, a private practice with offices in Amherst and Manchester.

Funding for the “Food for Thought” series is provided by the Saul O Sidore Memorial Foundation. View the series online, www.manchester.unh.edu/campuslife/public-programs/food-thought.

The Sidore Lecture Series, named in memory of Saul O Sidore, was established in 1965 to offer programs that challenge existing information sources with new and vital ways of looking at the many issues in all phases of our society and our world. The series funds programs at all four of the USNH campuses, including UNH Manchester, to enhance institutional efforts to challenge students and the wider community.

Events will be cancelled if the college is closed due to inclement weather (snowline: 641-4100). Free parking is available after 5:30 p.m. in Arm’s Lot, behind UNH Manchester.