July 5, 2015

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Protest Potluck! July 20, Montreal

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5-7PM Monday July 20 across from the Palais des congres, Montreal
Bring your costumes, banners, some food to share and enjoy some great music!
Organized by Vigilance OGM and the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

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Join us across the street from the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, organized by the largest biotech lobby group in the world (BIO) – whose members include Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and BASF. Companies are meeting to plan how they can make new products from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and synthetic biology.

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Companies want to turn plants and elements of living organisms into biofuels and chemical factories. They are trying to sell the idea of a “bioeconomy” based on synthesizing and engineering the genetic make-up of crops, trees, microbes, algae, and other life-forms.

We need real solutions. We need to reduce consumption and respect life. Come to share good food and music with us. Stop corporations from taking control over food and life.

Contact us for graphics, posters and flyers in English or French. Thank you for helping to promote this event!

Music from Yan Boissonnault and Jesse Speed and more...

Speakers include: Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator of CBAN; Thibault Rehn, Coordinator of Vigilance OGM; Diana Bronson, Executive Director of Food Secure Canada; Devlin Kuyek, GRAIN. more to come...

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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