October 6, 2015

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The Growing Threat: Genetically engineered trees and the future of our forests

Speakers tour of the Pacific Northwest now includes Vancouver BC Oct 21 and Victoria BC Oct 22! Featuring Dr Ricarda Steinbrecher, EcoNexus, UK.

GE Trees Van Event 2015 FB

Vancouver, Wednesday October 21, 2015. 7:00-9:00PM, Unitarian Church, 949 W 49th Ave.
Victoria, Thursday October 22 - Details coming soon.

Genetically Engineered (GE) trees threaten the biodiversity of native forests, are false solutions to the climate change crisis and can have unpredictable and irreversible consequences. The Pacific Northwest is key as it hosts some of the leading global research on GE Trees. Join us on our tour about the dangers of GE Trees.

Brought to you by the Global Justice Ecology Project, Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering, the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), the Society for a GE Free BC.

Are GM crops better for the environment?

Toronto, October 22, 2015
at The Big Carrot 348 Danforth Ave - entrance upstairs from Book City.

Join CBAN Researcher Taarini Chopra to get the latest info from the “GMO Inquiry 2015”. www.gmoinquiry.ca

Twenty years ago, the Canadian government approved the first genetically modified (GM) crops and foods. This year, CBAN is investigating the impacts and risks of that decision in the “GMO Inquiry 2015”.
CBAN has found that herbicide sales in Canada have dramatically increased since GM crops have been in the ground. How do GM crops increase herbicide use? What are the impacts of GM crops on our environment? GM crops are promoted as necessary for our future, but what are the consequences of GM seeds in food and farming?

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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