Food and Fear: How to Find Facts in Today’s Culture of Alarmism

February 16, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Hillman Hall, Clark-Fox Forum, Danforth Campus

Americans are bombarded with messages about how the food they eat and products they buy threaten their health and the health of their children. From claims that GMOs are dangerous to exaggerations about pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables to the many mixed messages about diet and nutrition, American are having trouble finding reliable information on food and nutrition.

There are a growing number of science communicators, writers, and researches now working to debunk may of these alarmist claims and provide people with legitimate, evidence-based information. With humor and compassion, these communicators are leading the fight for more accurate reporting of scientific issues.

Join Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University, and the Monsanto Company for a panel discussion on how discernment is key to finding good information about food, agriculture practices, and nutrition.

Event Sponsors: Global Health Center, Independent Women's Forum, and Monsanto