November 2012 Election - Proposition 37 Panel at Monticello Bistro

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A panel discussion on GMOs and Proposition 37 recorded October 21, 2012, 4 to 6 p.m. at Monticello Bistro.

Presented by Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, UC Davis Slow Food, Davis Media Access, Davis Food Co-op, Bison Brewing.

Recorded by Davis Media Access.

The GMO panel discussion about Proposition 37 and genetically engineered foods will be moderated by Desmond Jolly. Desmond has taught agricultural marketing and international agricultural development at UCD. He also co-developed an innovative general education course in agricultural biotechnology, ethics and public policy. He has served as director of the statewide UC Small Farm Program and Small Farm Center, whose mission is to enhance the viability of small- and moderate-scale agricultural producers through research and extension education in production systems, marketing and farm management.

Sally Fox panelist- currently an organic farmer in Capay Valley. She has a BS from Cal Poly in Entomology/Plant Pathology, a MS at UC Riverside in Integrative Pest Management. She has designed yarns and fabrics that utilize the organic naturally colored cotton that she bred and developed for commercial production for mills in the US, Europe and Japan for use by Apparel and Home Furnishing manufacturers and retailers. She has been farming organically in the Capay Valley on her farm, Viriditas Farm since 1998 and helped reintroduce the heirloom wheat landrace called Sonora.

Tom Fendley panelist is a native Chicagoan enjoying his 2nd stint in California. Tom has spent most of his career working in leadership positions for some of the nation's leading environmental, public health, and consumer protection organizations. Tom was enlisted as Political Director for Proposition 37, the high-profile California ballot measure that would label genetically engineered foods.

Dr. Kent Bradford panelist is the Director of the Seed Biotechnology Center, which works closely with the seed and plant breeding industry to conduct research that facilitates breeding, cultivar development, seed production and seed quality assessment and conservation.

Jim Eldon panelist a UCD graduate and a well-known local organic farmer/owner of Fiddlers Green Farm in the Capay Valley and co-owner of Monticello Seasonal Cuisine. He serves on the board of the Davis Farmers Market and in addition to the restaurant; his produce can be found the Davis Food Co-op, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, the Davis Farmers Market and the Marin Farmers Market.

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