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Kelowna science lecture will address confusion over GMOs, fluoridation and other controversial topics

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September 30, 2015 - 1:00 PM

KELOWNA - Whether scientists can be trusted or not will be the topic of conversation at a Kelowna lecture tonight.

Dr. Susan Jacobs-Kaufman, a professor from the University of Alberta, will be at the Okanagan Jewish Community Centre at 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 30, discussing the reasons many people do not believe scientists when it comes to controversial topics.

The lecture, which is organized by the Canadian Centre for Inquiry, will touch on the confusion surrounding genetically modified organisms, fluoridation of water, global warming, gluten intolerance and more.

“I will examine the role of the scientists, the funding agencies, the scientific journals, the research institutions, the media and the lay public,” she says in a media release. “Eggs were considered to be bad for us. Now we are told they are OK. Currently, the bad guys are trans-fats and sugar. But for how long will those recommendations hold? People are confused. Polls suggest that increasingly, the public does not believe scientists.”

The Okanagan Jewish Community Centre is located at 102 Snowsell St. North. Doors open at 7 p.m.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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