Past Event

The Present and Future of Genetically Altered Foods

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How is corn modified today? What are the processes involved in altering the genetic makeup of corn in order to create alternative fuels, shoe polish, batteries, etc.? What other foods/food products are being altered in laboratories in Illinois?


  • Dr. David Kendra, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Agricultural Research Services (ARS) Midwest Area
  • Tamara White, Senior Director of Commodities, Illinois Farm Bureau

This event is presented in partnership with theIllinois Farm Bureau, the Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences, and the USDA-ARS-Midwest Area.

This event is free and open to the public. Box lunches will be served free, but reservations are required. Anne Schmitt, Associate Director of Education, 309.686.7000 ext, 119.

For more information, if you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 309.686.7000 ext. 119.


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