Baylor to Host Conversation on Conventional vs. Organic Farming for the First Annual Nutrition Mythbusters Discussion Series

October 17, 2023
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Baylor University Nutrition Sciences in the Department of Human Sciences and Design will host the first annual Nutrition Mythbusters Discussion Series examining organic vs. conventional farming at the Hurd Welcome Center (Fudge Room) on November 6, 2023 from 5:30-7:00pm.

Do organic farmers use pesticides? Are pesticides and genetically modified crops harmful to humans or the environment? How do I know when I should choose organic or conventional produce?

At  Nutrition Mythbusters: Conversations on Organic vs. Conventional Farming, expert panelists will offer insight into these and other common consumer questions around organic vs. conventional farming practices. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Jourdan Bell, Conventional Farming Specialist, Associate Professor and Agronomist, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo

  • Dr. Dan Hale, Livestock and Meat Specialist, Associate Director for Ag and Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

  • Michelle Miller, The Farm Babe, Conventional Farmer, Gainsville, Florida

  • Dr. Donna Nickerson, Indigenous Gardener, Da’Shack Farmer’s Market, Waco

  • Ron Rabou, Organic Farmer, Rabou Farms, Inc., Albin, Wyoming

  • Bob Whitney, Organic Farming Specialist, Regents Fellow and Extension Program Specialist, Texas A&M University Agricultural Economics

The Nutrition Mythbusters Discussion Series seeks to examine common assumptions, misconceptions, and myths around nutrition, agriculture, and food security to improve our understanding of food science and its connection to environmental and human health. This event is open to the public—all are welcome to come, attend, and learn how to be better informed consumers.

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