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Thurs. Apr 24: GMO FOODS TALK

Two speakers are touring Canada to educate consumers about the history of, and the effects of, genetically modified foods. They will be speaking in Halifax on April 24th at the Dalhousie Potter Auditorium, Rowe Building at 7:00 p.m. Entrance to the event will be by donation.
DR, THIERRY VRAIN is a retired soil biologist and genetic engineer who, after a 30-year career with Agriculture Canada, no longer supports genetic engineering in Agriculture. During those years he was the Head of a research group of 40 professionals in Biotechnology, the Vice President and President of national and international associations of soil biologists, and an Associate Editor of several scientific Journals in Europe and the USA. Alarmed by the avalanche of scientific studies out of Europe raising many concerns about the long-term safety of genetically engineered foods, Dr.Vrain is increasing public awareness about their potential hazards.

TONY MITRA is a public speaker and activist well educated in GMO and pesticide issues. He has been researching genetic engineering and pesticides since 1990, actively fighting them for the last eight years. He will be focusing on two main questions in the GE Free Tour – What is the rest of the world doing about GMO/pesticide issues, and what grassroots, ‘bottom-up’ action plan should the people of Canada consider to address the real threats of genetic engineering and pesticides?

BACKGROUND – In just one year the US sales on labelled ‘Non GMO’ project has gone from $348 Million dollars to 1.2 Billion dollars, a 219% growth. (The United States loss 90% of their corn exports due to using GMO corn). There is concern for all farmers in N.S., they need to have the opportunity to know these facts, and be ahead of them.