Talk on genetically modified organisms

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:44

    Newton — Transition Newton will host a presentation and discussion about genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship. Herb Wolff will be the guest presenter. Wolff had a 40-year career in computing systems research and development, and retired as a systems software architect in 2006. He is now a Sierra Club national outings leader and a member of the Board of the Friends of the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge. During a 2010 Sierra Club Family outing to the Adirondacks, Wolff met and befriended two research scientists from the U.K. who had been actively involved in events leading to the current U.K. moratorium on GMOs. They inspired him to educate himself about genetics and GMOs in particular, and to apply his knowledge and experience in systems theory and architecture towards a more holistic understanding of GMOs and their related issues. Transition Newton hosts an environmental event the third Thursday of every month, sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Fellowship. The Unitarian Fellowship is located at 1 West Nelson St., in Newton. For more information: or 973-903-2895.