January 17, 2017

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Join us in Guelph Ontario for events on January 26 and January 27, and for the weekend tradeshow at the Guelph Organic Conference.

Slow Food Dinner and Salon, Guelph Ontario, Aritisinale restaurant $50 chef menu. With Lucy Sharratt of CBAN, Jonathan Latham of the Independent Science News and Arnold Taylor Saskatchwan organic grain farmer. Thursday January 26, 6:30PM

Guelph, Ontario, January 27, Friday, 7:30-9:30
The opening panel to the Guelph Organic Conference - the public can register ($15 + HST)

  • Rene Van Acker, PhD – crop-weed ecologist and Dean, Ontario Agriculture College (Guelph)
  • Jonathan Latham, PhD - biologist, biopolitical theorist, and editor of Independent Science News www.independentsciencenews.org (Ithaca, New York)
  • Dianne Dowling – organic dairy farmer and president of the NFU Local 316 (Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox-Addington)
  • Lucy Sharratt – Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (Ottawa)

It has been twenty years since the first genetically engineered (also called genetically modified or GM) crops and foods were approved in Canada and the US. What do the next twenty years hold? What are the latest developments and what will the technology mean next for farmers, food and our environment?

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