November 22, 2014
Take Action / Events
“Genetically Engineered Food and Human Health” Nov 3 - 25, Ontario/Quebec
Dr. Thierry Vrain, a prominent scientist who once supported genetically modified (GM) crops, will speak to farmers and consumers about why these crops have not lived up to manufacturers’ promises of lower costs, higher profits, higher nutrition and less chemical use.
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
Protest GM Alfalfa and Neonics!
Join the protest at noon on Wednesday November 12 in Montreal - at the Hilton Hotel, outside the industry Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) meeting (includes members Monsanto and Bayer) - to stop GM alfalfa and neonicotinoids! Organized by Vigilance OGM and Miel Montréal. https://www.facebook.com/events/1542822299288906/
The Politics of Food: Vandana Shiva
Wednesday, November 12, 7:00 PM
Ondaatje Hall, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Ave
Featuring Vandana Shiva
Suggested Donation: $20 (waged), $10 (unwaged)
Presented by: Dalhousie University College of Sustainability, in partnership with the Just Us! Centre for Small Farms
BC Seed Gathering 2014
Friday, November 14, 4:30 PM - Sunday, November 16, 1:30 PM
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus
Festival of Dangerous Ideas: Vandana Shiva
Saturday November 15
Daniels Spectrum Centre http://festivalofdangerousideas.ca/
Featuring Vandana Shiva, Rachel Parent, Shiv Chopra, Montana Jones, John Bennett, and more.
1st Annual GMO Free Ottawa Symposium
Saturday Nov 22, 9am -5pm
St Paul University
Featuring former Agriculture Canada scientist Dr. Thierry Vrain on “The Science of GMOs”
and CBAN Coordinator Lucy Sharratt on “The Politics of GMOs”
Admission: $20.00 Keynotes Morning & $15.00 Afternoon Panel Discussion
New: Local, Organic Lunch Available to Purchase Separately at St Paul University
Presented by: GMO Free Ottawa
Film: 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.