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McKay Jenkins: Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet

Baltimore County Public Library

Are GMOs really that bad?  McKay Jenkins, professor of English, Journalism and Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware, takes a fresh look at what they actually mean for our food system and for us. Are GMOs an astounding scientific breakthrough destined to end world hunger? Or are they simply a way for giant companies to control a problematic food system? Jenkins traveled across the country to answer these questions and discovered that the GMO controversy is more complicated than meets the eye. The result is a comprehensive, nuanced examination of the state of our food system and a much-needed guide for consumers to help them make more informed choices about what to eat for their next meal.

McKay Jenkins is a former staff writer for the Atlanta Constitution, and is the author of What’s Gotten Into Us: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World; Bloody Falls of the Coppermine: Madness, Murder and the Collision of Cultures in the Arctic, 1913; The Last Ridge: The Epic Story of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division and the Assault on Hitler’s Europe; The White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone; and The South in Black and White: Race, Sex, and Literature in the 1940s. He is also the editor of The Peter Matthiessen Reader. A winner of the University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Jenkins is currently Tilghman Professor of English and a member of the Program in Journalism. He lives in Baltimore with his family.







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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 2:30pm


BCPL - Pikesville Branch
1301 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208

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