November 30, 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 and Victoria BC! Featuring Dr Ricarda Steinbrecher, EcoNexus, UK.
Wednesday October 21, 2015. 7:00-9:00PM, Unitarian Church, 949 W 49th Ave.
Thursday October 22, 2015. 7:00-9:00PM, Room A102, David Turpin Building, University of Victoria.
Free Admission. Everyone welcome.
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.
- Click here for the speakers biographies.
- Click here for more information and other tour dates.
- Contact us to get posters, flyers or information on GE trees in Canada.
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 and the UVic Environmental Studies Student Association.
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?
Monsanto Movie Night
Ottawa, Thursday, November 12, 2015
Inter Pares office at 221 Laurier Ave. East. This event is free. Seating is limited. RSVP now.
Details: Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Inter Pares office at 221 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa.
Inter Pares Film Nights is screening The World According to Monsanto, a documentary about the controversial corporate operations of Monsanto, the world leader in genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The film pieces together the story of an industrial giant who – critics charge – has used lies, collusion with the American government, pressure tactics, and attempted corruption to become one of the world's leading seed manufacturers while spreading its products worldwide with no real monitoring of their effects on nature or human health.
Lucy Sharratt, coordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, will join us for a post-screening conversation on the state of GMOs and corporate control of agriculture in Canada.
P.S. There will be pizza!
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 email@example.com.
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.