Locals to dish on GMO use in farming

GMO Genetically Modified Organism. Wikipedia.org defines GMO as “an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.” Well, what does that really mean and how does it affect you and I? How does it affect our food supply? Why do some farmers use non-GMO practices and some use GMO practices?

There is a lot of information available on the subject and it can be overwhelming. That’s why an opportunity has been created for you to talk with local farmers. The Trumbull County Farm Bureau and the League of Women Voters of Trumbull County present the first segment of the Trumbull County Farm Bureau Learning Series – Farmed and Confused: The GMO and non-GMO Discussion.

Join us for lunch on May 15 at DiLucia’s Banquet Room as local farmers discuss GMO and non-GMO farming methods. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and the program begins at noon. Reservations are required, so RSVP to the Farm Bureau at 800-410-4613 or by email, nefarmbu@fairpoint.net. Lunch is free to Farm Bureau members who show their membership card at the door and $5 to non-members.

Students from the TCTC interactive multimedia program will provide audio-visual services.

For more information on the program partners, please “Like” or friend request them on Facebook, including Trumbull County Farm Bureau, League of Women Voters of Trumbull County, TCTC Interactive Multimedia Program and DiLucia’s Banquet and Catering.

Mary Smallsreed is a member of Trumbull County Farm Bureau and grew up on a family dairy farm in northeast Ohio.