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This Wed. evening, Aug. 22 at 6 pm, at the Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, enjoy a timely debate on a hot topic:  GMOs Pro and Con.  The distinguished panel of participants will include Dr. Marty Nemko, Ph.D., speaking in support of GMOs.  
Dr. Nemko Was Contributing Editor for U.S. News & World Report. Many of his writings have been published,,,, etc. He is a frequent guest on CNN, ABC, PBS, and NPR and has appeared on the Today Show (twice), CBS's Early Show, Oprah and Friends, and NPR's Talk of the Nation (twice.), ABC-TV's 20-20, and in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.  He is the primary source for dozens of articles, from the New York Times to Nature.  Dr. Nemko holds a Ph.D.from the University of California, Berkeley and subsequently taught there.
Joining Dr. Nemko in support of GMOs will be Dr. Michael Edelstein, Ph.D.  Nationally acclaimed psychologist and author of the award-winning book, Three Minute Therapy, Dr. Edelstein brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to bear on the subject of GMOs.
Taking the other side in this debate, speaking in opposition to GMOs, will be Frank Plughoff, San Francisco Area Leader for the California Right to Know campaign.  He has done a tremendous amount of research and has thorough documentation, fully able to more than defend his position.  Mr. Plughoff is an excellent presenter and gives a powerful presentation with information claimed to be irrefutable.  Joining him in opposition to GMOs will be your correspondent, David F. Koot, JD.
Anticipate a true clash of titans on a topic of global interest, yet conducted in a courteous and respectful manner.  You may hear arguments for both sides which are unique and thought-provoking.  But one thing is for sure.  You WILL hear both sides, presented with graduate-level knowledge and consummate skill.  The debate will be videotaped for broadcast on public TV stations.
But first, enjoy a full-course vegan dinner, designed and house-made by an accomplished Nutrition Consultant, Patricia Allen Koot, NC.  The dinner will focus on nutritional excellence, totally vegan, totally health-supporting, made without eggs, dairy, honey, oil or added sugars.  The dinner is all you can eat, as long as the food lasts.  Bring a container and take some home for you.
It happens this Wed. nite, Aug. 22 at 6 pm, at the Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco.  Take the elevator to the first floor, then security will key you down to the mezzanine for the event.
A fifteen dollar requested donation covers both the all you can eat dinner and the debate.  This is possible because both the Nutrition Consultant and the panel of debaters are donating their time for the benefit of the community.  Funds received go toward facility rental, food, transport and other costs.
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