“Current Knowledge of GMO foods” – Ricardo Ekmay @ Cafe Inquiry

Richardo Ekmay, Current Knowledge of Genetically Modified (GMO) Food, Cafe Inquiry JulyPUBLIC LECTURE, JUly 15th, 7pm CENTER FOR INQUIRY, DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS

CINSO and the Center for Inquiry of Indiana is co-hosting the monthly lecture series “Cafe Inquiry.”


Organic. Natural. GMO-free. Foods can be labeled many things, but what are these labels really saying and what does the science indicate. During this lecture, Dr. Ricardo Ekmay will survey the scientific literature to answer many of the pressing questions surrounding genetically modified foods.

Speaker Biography:

Ricardo Ekmay, Associate Research Scientist, joined Dow AgroSciences in 2012 as part of the Biotechnology Regulatory Sciences Team and is now part of the Human Health Assessment Team. His current role focuses on nutritional assessments for global regulatory submissions, but also provides direction for the development of nutritionally enhanced products. Ricardo received his Bachelors of Science in Animal Science from Cornell University (2004) and his Masters of Science (2008) and Doctorate (2011) in Poultry Science from the University of Arkansas. Prior to his arrival at Dow AgroSciences, Ricardo completed his post-doctoral studies at Cornell. His area of expertise is in animal nutrition with an emphasis on nutrient partitioning, reproduction, and nutrient modeling. Ricardo’s current work has also expanded his focus into human nutrition. He also devotes his time to community outreach and the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education through his involvement with the Dow AgroSciences’ Science Ambassadors. The Science Ambassadors strive to engage the next generation of scientists through hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations at school and STEM events. Ricardo is also an active member of the Dow AgroSciences Hispanic Latin Network (HLN)—that focuses on strengthening and leveraging the diversity of cultures, experiences and professional skills within Dow AgroSciences’ Hispanic-Latin community.