GMO: Fear, Facts, Farms and Food

gmo_posterGMOS: Fear, Facts, Farms, and Food

This forum was held Wednesday November 19 at 7 PM in the Byrum Welcome
Center of Wake Forest University.

This forum provided information on GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) crops, including how, when, and why they are used.

Questions including the following were answered by a panel of experts:

  1.  What is a GMO crop?
  2. What GMO crops are commonly grown in the United States?
  3. What are the benefits and risks of GMO crops?
  4. What do you need to know to develop an informed opinion?

Sponsorship: This event was sponsored by the Wake Forest Department of Biology, the
Center for Molecular Signaling and Communication, Center for Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability, and the
Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society.


  • Nancy King, JD, WFUHS Professor, Department of Social Science and Health Policy, CoDirector Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society
  • Kirk Mathis, Co-Owner Cranberry Farm, NC Farm Bureau, Board of Directors
  • Gloria Muday, PhD. Plant Molecular Biologist, Professor of Biology at WFU; Director of the Center for Molecular Communication and Signaling
  • Tichafa Munyikwa, PhD, Global Regulatory Affairs Lead at Syngenta
  • Eric Van Heugten, PhD, Extension specialist in swine nutrition, Associate Professor of Animal Science at North Carolina State University
  • Andrew Wilcox, Master of Sustainability student at WFU, former Peace Corp participant and organic farmer
  • Vanessa Zboreak, JD, Food Law and Policy, WFU School of Law


Simone Caron, PhD, Professor and Chair Wake Forest Department of History

Technical Information

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page-embedded video files linked below.


  1. Part 1 Click Here to Download
  2. Part 2 Click Here to Download
  3. Part 3 Click Here to Download

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Part 2

Part 3