FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 28, 2010

American Chemical Society co-hosts Science & Society discussion on food safety on Nov. 1

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2010 —The American Chemical Society (ACS) invites news media to attend another in a continuing series of discussions with leading scientists, economists, and politicians on a wide range of timely scientific topics, including energy, nuclear terrorism, food safety, and climate and energy policy.

Entitled “Science & Society: Global Challenges,” the next event will focus on food safety and be held Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1200 New York Avenue, N.W., in Washington, D.C. A reception will precede the session at 5 p.m.

Please note that news media must RSVP. Co-sponsored by AAAS and the Georgetown University Program on Science in the Public Interest, the next two events in the Science & Society series will include the following presenters and topics:

Nov. 1:

Topic: Coming to the Table on Food Safety (Bisphenol A and Beyond)

Experts:

  • Sarah Vogel, Johnson Family Foundation
  • Christopher Borgert, University of Florida, Gainesville

Host:

  • Jon Hamilton, National Public Radio (NPR)
Nov. 15:

Topic: Climate and Energy Policy in the New Congress

Experts:

  • Jon Krosnick, Stanford University
  • Robert Simon, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • David Conover, Bipartisan Policy Center

Host:

You may also view information about these events online.

The ACS Science & the Congress Project was established in 1995 to provide a neutral and credible source of scientific information. Expert speakers are chosen to provide a balanced presentation about the topic under discussion, and their comments are independent of any position that may be held by the American Chemical Society or event cosponsors. For more information on the Science & the Congress Project, visit www.acs.org/science_congress.

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