May 19, 2013
Take Action / Events
Is the GM Salmon Safe?
A look at the data on the health and environment risks
Featuring Michael Hansen, Ph.D., Consumers Union, US, International expert on the risk assessment of genetically modified organisms
Monday, May 13, 7:30 PM
Grafton Room, Rodd Charlottetown, 75 Kent St, Charlottetown, PEI
Join us to discuss the science behind the genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon. What do we know about the GM salmon, proposed to come from PEI? The US government could approve the GM salmon any day. US company AquaBounty wants to produce all the GM fish eggs in PEI.
A biologist and ecologist, Michael Hansen Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at Consumers Union in the US. He also represents Consumers International, a federation of more than 250 organizations in 110 countries, on issues related to genetic engineering. Dr. Hansen was appointed as an international expert for two different FAO/WHO Joint Expert Consultations: Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Genetically Modified Animals, including Fish (2003) and Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant DNA Animals (2004).
Presented by Islanders Say No to Frankenfish, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network.
Film! "To Make A Farm"
Featuring the organic farmer/professional animator behind CBAN's new animated film on GM alfalfa. Watch as Nathan Carey and other young farmers establish their farms.
"Seeds" The Play
Check for listings across the country.
"Seeds" is about the legal battle between Percy Schmeiser and Monsanto based on court trial transcripts, interviews and media material. Produced by Crow's Theatre and starring Eric Peterson.