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GMO Free New Jersey Hosts Author Jon McGoran

GMO Free New Jersey hosts Jon McGoran, author of Drift, an ecological thriller, in a discussion about genetically engineered foods (GMOs) from 6:30 to 8 p.m., November 21, at Collingswood Public Library. His work has appeared in a variety of publications and anthologies. He is the editor- in-chief of Grid, a magazine covering issues related to sustainability. A long-time communications director at Weavers Way Co-op, McGoran’s interest in sustainable living informs his writing.

“I have been following and writing about trends in food and agriculture for many years,” says McGoran. “As a fan of thrillers with massive, crazy, evil plots and a writer with one of those minds that is always hatching them, I couldn’t help noticing how the news about food in recent years has read like a thriller, or even science fiction: genetic modification, transgenics, cloning, irradiation and the release of genetically engineered foods into the environment. When I had the ideas at the center of Drift, I knew it was a book I had to write.”

Location: 771 Haddon Ave., Collingswood. For more information, email [email protected] or visit

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