October 23, 2016

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GMOs 2.0 Synthetic Biology

Toronto, Thursday October 13

Location: The Big Carrot, 348 Danforth Avenue, Toronto - in Carrot Common room 212. This room is stair access only, the entrance is on the Danforth next to Book City. Seating is offered on a first come first serve basis Free Admission - Click here to reserve your space today

Synthetic biology is quietly entering our food supply, cosmetics, and household cleaners. These products may already be on our store shelves and can be marketed as “natural” and “non-GMO.” Government regulation can bypass these products and most consumers are unaware or ill informed about this stealthy, extreme form of genetic engineering.

Hear about the major findings of the GMO Inquiry and the market status of the recently approved GM salmon and GM apple from Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN)

Understand the emerging technologies of GMO 2.0 and the associated risks to our ecosystems, farmers, and long-term health from Jim Thomas of ETC Group.

The new- Shopper’s Guide to Avoiding Synthetic Biology will be available for each attendee.

Decolonizing the Table: An evening on Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Toronto, Thursday Oct 13, 7PM, Ryerson Theatre

Join Indigenous leaders from across Canada exploring the front-line stories and struggles of Indigenous peoples as distinct nations who are working to build food sovereignty. Serving as the launch event of Resetting the Table - Food Secure Canada's 9th Assembly in Toronto, this gathering at the Ryerson Theatre on Thursday 13th October at 7pm is open to the public. Tickets to the event are available at the door, $20 or $5 for those on a low income or get tickets here. We will not turn anybody away if cost is a barrier to participation.

Food Secure Canada Assembly

Click here for the program and to register

ReelWorld Film Festival: Screening of "Consumed"

Toronto, Friday, 6:40 at Harbourfront

Join us after the screening for a panel and Q&A with filmmaker Daryl Wein and our non-profit partners, the Canadian Biotechnology Action Networks (CBAN). Stay as we unpack the film and discuss how GMOs could be affecting your food and health everyday.

Plus visit the CONVERSATION ROOM after the film and learn how you can turn your passion into action. Stop in for coffee and snacks, discuss the issues, sign petitions, volunteer and become more knowledgeable about the things you care about.

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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