Daily Archives: June 22, 2012
Earth Open Source press release 17 June 2012
Aren’t critics of genetically engineered food anti-science? Isn’t the debate over GMOs (genetically modified organisms) a spat between emotional but ignorant activists on one hand and rational GM-supporting scientists on the other?
A new report released today, “GMO Myths and Truths”, challenges these claims. The report presents a large body of peer-reviewed scientific and other authoritative evidence of the hazards to health and the environment posed by genetically engineered crops and organisms (GMOs).
Unusually, the initiative for the report came not from campaigners but from two genetic engineers who believe there are good scientific reasons to be wary of GM foods and crops.
We had a great turnout for the pick-nic info session last Sunday. Some eager volunteers showed up to share delicious food and positive energy towards this great community food project!
Thank you goes out to Jessica Goerzen, Christina Grieve, Laura Hsu, Jill McDowell, and Alisa Senecal. These dedicated ladies have been working very hard behind the scenes to get this project up and started. Here’s to a successful picking season!
Come see Marcel Knittel and Carol Kergan, two of our fantastic Board members speak at next week’s Okanagan Institute Express. This week’s theme is “Naked Fork: Rethinking the Food Landscape”.
They will explore how the Okanagan food scene is defined by passionate farmers and producers, and how their changing world informs and defines ours.
Location: Bohemian Cafe, 524 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna.
Date: Thursday 28 June 2012, 5 pm
$2 at the door. Refreshments are available.
Space is limited, please reserve yours HERE