The department of philosophy is presenting a series of seminars called Food for Thought: Ethics and the business of genetically modified food.
Gregory Pence will lead a discussion on "Greenpeace verses Monsanto on Genetically
Modified Food: Four philosophical Frames on Why People Believe What They Do" at 3:30 tonight in the Tennessee Ballroom at the University Center.
Pence is a professor in the school of medicine and the department of philosophy at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and has written several books on bioethics and genetically modified food.
Those who support GM foods say that they could have enormous benefits for developing countries.
Environmentalists are opposed to the introduction of these "Franken foods." Studies have shown genetically modified BT corn that contains pesticides released in its pollen, which can harm beneficial animal species and threaten the environments of other insects and birds.