UH Hilo faculty member invited to participate in Boston forum

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Date: Friday, November 21, 2008
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Dr. Sabry Shehata, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, will present his research paper, “To Label or not to Label GMO Fruits – That is the Question,” at the Society for Risk Analysis Conference. Shehata will have 18 minutes to present his findings at the interdisciplinary conference, December 7-10, in Boston, MA.

Shehata’s paper is based on a survey taken by Hawaiian producers and consumers from Hawaiʻi and Japan regarding their opinion on the consumption and production of genetically modified Hawaiian agricultural products. It discusses whether genetically-modified products should be labeled, and is an important study of consumer and producers` opinions about GMOs, risk analysis and design policy recommendations.


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