Public Meeting Registry


Major Unit: PGAD
Subunit:
Project Unit: Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program Seminar Series
Meeting Name: Spinach in the Hot Spot: Should We Irradiate Our Food?
Meeting Start: 3/7/2007Meeting End:3/7/2007
Location: National Academies (Keck Center)
Comment: This event is organized and sponsored by the Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellows and is open to the public. It will be moderated with ample time available for questions and discussion. Photo ID required to enter the building. This seminar is for educational purposes only and is not connected to an NRC/NAS/IOM/NAE project, report, or committee. No report or summary will be produced from this seminar.

 

 
For more information, Please contact:
Contact: Friederike Haass or Sandra Ottensmann
Contact Affiliation: Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program Seminar Series
Email: FHaass@nas.edu or SOttensmann@nas.edu
Phone: 202.334.1381 (Friederike) or 202.334.1367 (Sandra)

 

 
Preliminary meeting agenda:
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Time: 12:30-2:00 PM
Location: The Keck Center of the National Academies, 500 5th Street, NW, WDC
Room: Keck 100
By metro: Judiciary Square (red line) or Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red/Green/Yellow lines)
PLEASE NOTE: Photo ID required to enter the building

For further details and periodic updates, visit
www.national-academies.org/policyfellows/events.

The National Academies
Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
presents

SPINACH IN THE HOT SPOT: SHOULD WE IRRADIATE OUR FOOD?

The recent E. coli scare in spinach has drawn the public's attention to food safety and handling practices. In response, some have proposed irradiation as a means to counter foodborne illness.

Panelists will address the following questions:

* Is irradiated food safe?
* Is irradiated food as nutritious as non-irradiated food?
* Will consumers buy irradiated food?
* Would irradiation prevent future food scares?

The seminar format will involve 10-15 minute presentations by the featured guests, followed by a moderated question and answer session.

No report or summary will be produced from this seminar.

Featured Speakers:

JOE MENDELSON
Legal Director
Center for Food Safety
Washington, DC

DAVID B. SCHMIDT
President & CEO
International Food Information Council
Washington, DC

Public Contact:
Friederike Haass, FHaass@nas.edu or 202.334.1381 and
Sandy Ottensmann, SOttensmann@nas.edu or 202.334.1367, Science & Technology Policy Fellows

Media Contact: Office of News and Public Information, 202.334.2138