October 31, 2014

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“Genetically Engineered Food and Human Health”

Sponsored by the National Farmers Union-Ontario Grey Local 344.

Saturday, November 1st at the Flesherton Kinplex from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A free lunch will be served. Please RSVP by October 27th for the Flesherton event only: local344@nfuontario.com.

November 1st at the Harmony Centre in Owen Sound, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Dr. Thierry Vrain, a prominent scientist who once supported genetically modified (GM) crops, will speak to farmers and consumers in the Grey County area about why these crops have not lived up to manufacturers’ promises of lower costs, higher profits, higher nutrition and less chemical use.

Also:

Thunder Bay Nov 3
Timmins Nov 4
Newmarket Nov 9
Barrie Nov 14
Alexandria Nov 19
Ottawa Nov 22 (see below)
Quebec City Nov 25

Check for more info at https://www.facebook.com/pages/GE-Foods-Tour/392980204169482

Culinary Pleasures or Hidden Poisons? Dialogue between a chef and a scientist

Join Dr. Gilles-Eric Séralini & Chef Jérôme Douzelet in conversation about why the way we produce and consume our food constitutes a social act. Do we continue along the industrial chemical path, risking our health and contaminating the environment or do we seek another path, the path of developing flavours and people, preserving life in all its forms?

Date: Thursday, 6th November 2014
Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Venue: Jacki Shumiatcher Room, Conexus Art Centre, Regina
Cost: $10 (suggested donation)

Dr. Gilles-Eric Séralini is professor at the University of Caen in molecular biology, where he is co-director of the Network on Risks, Quality and Sustainable Environment (MRSH-CNRS). He chairs the Scientific Council of CRIIGEN (Committee for Independent Research and Information on Genetic Engineering) and has published many international scientific peer-reviewed journals on the effects of GMOs and associated pesticides on health. From 1998 – 2007 Dr. Séralini was the French Government’s expert in the assessment of GMOs’ risks on health. Most recently, Dr. Séralini co-authored a new book with Chef Jérôme Douzelet – “Culinary Pleasure or Hidden Poisons? Dialogue between a chef and a scientist”.

Jérôme Douzelet is a trustee and member of the board of CRIIGEN (Committee for Independent Research and Information on Genetic Engineering), representing the restaurant management profession. Standing up for his values and developing his own “living, natural, and organic” cuisine led him to travel the world with Dr. Gilles-Eric Séralini to give lectures on the subject. With his family at Mas de Rivet, Barjac, in Gard, he cultivates his organic garden and local networks of high quality suppliers.

Sponsored by: Saskatchewan Organic Directorate, Organic Agricultural Protection Fund, Organic Connections

For more information contact Marla Carlson, e: marla@saskorganic.com t: 306-535-2710 www.saskorganiccom and www.organicconnections.ca

GMO-Free Conference

Ottawa, Nov 22, St Paul's University
Presented by: GMO Free Ottawa
More info on facebook

Film: GMO OMG

GMO OMG

"GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate?" Check for screenings in your area and watch the trailer.

How to Feed 9 Billion on a Small Planet: Webcast!

Growing evidence shows that agroecology WILL feed the world. "Business as usual" will NOT!
View the event here: http://usc-canada.org/feedingtheworld/

Featuring: Miguel Altieri (University of California, Berkeley) a world leading authority on agroecology - will speak on ecological agriculture as a key solution to food insecurity, hunger, and climate change. He'll be joined by panelists:

  • Jean-Martin Fortier, farmer and author of The Market Gardener,
  • Sarah Archibald, Campus Food Systems Project Coordinator, and
  • Henry Lickers, Environmental Science Officer, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.
  • Bob Carty, former top CBC radio journalist, will moderate the webcast.

For more information, please contact genevieve@usc-canada.org.

This event is organized by USC Canada, Inter Pares, Food Secure Canada, School of International Development and Global Studies, Sierra Youth Coalition, Meal Exchange, ETC Group, CBAN, Ram's Horn, National Farmers Union, and Development and Peace.

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