Cross-Canada Speaker’s Tour on Genetically Engineered Foods and Human Health
Arrives in Kelowna on November 24th
Two Canadian scientists will be speaking in Kelowna to answer questions and concerns regarding genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified or GM) foods and human health.
Three local organisations, Council of Canadians-Kelowna Chapter, Okanagan Greens and True Food Foundation are excited to announce that they have partnered with the Society for a GE Free BC and the Greenpeace Vancouver Local Group to bring Genetically Engineered Foods and Human Health: A Cross-Canada Speaker’s Tour to Kelowna
The Nov 24th, 7pm public event at Okanagan College Student Theatre, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna will be an opportunity for the public to discuss their concerns regarding GE foods. The tour features presentations by Dr. Thierry Vrain, a retired soil biologist and genetic engineer who, after a 30-year career with Agriculture Canada, now speaks against GE technology, and Dr. Shiv Chopra, a former Health Canada senior scientific advisor who blew the whistle on Monsanto’s GE bovine growth hormone (rBGH). Drs. Vrain and Chopra will address the topic of GE foods and human health from both a scientific and a regulatory perspective.
Dr. Vrain will describe what the future holds for us if GE foods are not stopped. Dr. Chopra will discuss issues involving the Canadian regulatory process, including the story of bovine growth hormone (rBGH), highlighting how the regulatory process can be compromised to serve corporate interests, and how this situation can be mitigated.
“We encourage our community to attend as this perspective on GE foods is often overshadowed or discounted by the proponents of GE technology and the Canadian Government,” states Carol Kergan,Council of Canadians-Kelowna Chapter and event organiser. “Given that within Canada, GE salmon, apples, and alfalfa are close to entering the marketplace, it is more important than ever for Canadians to have the opportunity to learn and discuss this pressing matter and to discover how they can advocate for change. Let your friends know about it and mark your calendars! ”
This is a ‘by donation’ event (suggested donation of $5) However, no one will be turned away. Doors will open at 6:45 start time 7pm.
There will be copies of Shiv Chopra’s book “Corrupt to the Core” available for purchase and signing.
For more information on this event:
Carol Kergan, Event Organiser, Council of Canadians – Kelowna Chapter:
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