An Olympia group called The Center for Environmental Modernism is embracing another side of the food movement. Group co-founder Max DeJarnatt said technology is a solution - not a problem - for the food industry. He said anti-GMO activists spread fear and ignore the science behind genetically engineered food.
DeJarnatt believes biotechnology makes the planet more sustainable in a time when there are fewer farmers. He said Olympia is ripe for leading the local and national conversation with a progressive agenda that leads to more practical food policies.
“Everyone’s idea of genetic engineering is a syringe in a banana,” DeJarnatt said. “I want to live in a generation that isn’t confused about available technologies. I want to help shift the paradigm.”
DeJarnatt and group co-founder Marco Rosarie Conrad-Rossi have organized an event with an “anti-anti-GMO” point of view. Portland-based food blogger Marc Brazeau will present “Moving the Food Movement Forward: How Good Science, Smart Policies and Community Organizing Can Change the American Food System.” The discussion runs 6-8 p.m. Sunday (June 29) at Traditions Café, 300 Fifth Avenue Southwest, Olympia.
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