Forum on proposition 37 and genetically modified foods in California

Free forum in Indio sponsored by California Women in Agriculture

POSTED: 09:57 AM PDT Oct 18, 2012 
INDIO, Calif. -

The Coachella Valley chapter of California Women for  Agriculture will present an educational forum in Indio Thursday about Proposition  37.
      The free forum, "What are GMOs and What is Proposition 37 All About?",  will begin at 6 p.m. at Heritage Palms clubhouse, 44-291 Heritage Palms Drive  South. The scheduled speakers are Alan McHughen, a plant biotechnologist at UC  Riverside, Blythe farmer Grant Chaffin and Nancy Madson, co-owner of Seawright  Custom Precast in Coachella.
      Prop. 37 would require labeling of genetically modified food in California.
      McHughen is an expert on environmental and health impacts of modern and  traditional food production methods. Chaffin is president of the Riverside  County Farm Bureau, and his family farm, Chaffin Farms, grows alfalfa, cotton  and wheat on 3,300 acres. Madson co-owns a concrete manufacturing business and  serves on the Indio Chamber of Commerce's government affairs and public policy  committee.
      To make a reservation, email