December 8, 2013
Take Action / Events
"Seeds" The Play
Montreal, Until Nov 24.
Centaur Theatre until Nov. 24. Call 514-288-3161 or visit www.centaurtheatre.com
"Seeds" is about the legal battle between Percy Schmeiser and Monsanto based on court trial transcripts, interviews and media material. Produced by Crow's Theatre and starring Eric Peterson.
"GMO OMG" - Film Screening
Saturday Nov. 16 and Sunday Nov.17, 7:00 PM Richmond, BC
SOS Meditation and Ecology Centre, 11011 Shell Road
With an introduction by Arran Stephen's, CEO and Founder of Nature's Path Foods.
Free! Please call Linda to register 604 985 5849, Drop-ins are welcome.
And in Toronto November 22-28
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.
Director Jeremy Seifert will participate in Skype Q&As on Friday, November 22, at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 23, at 8:30 p.m.
Toronto GMO OMG screening dates and times:
Friday, November 22 6:30 p.m.* Skype Q&A with Director
Saturday, November 23 3:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m.*Skype Q&A with Director
Sunday, November 24 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
Monday, November 25 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 26 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 27 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 28 4:00 p.m.
GMO OMG dives into the controversy surrounding genetically modified organisms, tracking the potential loss of humanity’s most ancient inheritance: seeds. From a harsh look at large corporate agriculture and chemical companies, such as Monsanto and DuPont, to the study of modified DNA in seeds, this alarming documentary examines how GMOs affect our daily lives.
How to Feed 9 Billion on a Small Planet: Webcast!
Growing evidence shows that agroecology WILL feed the world. "Business as usual" will NOT!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 12-2 pm EST
Across Canada via webcast
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.
REGISTER To register for the webcast or to organize a private or public screening, go to: usc-canada.org/feedingtheworld
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
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.
This is a free event, but space is limited. Book Early!
Your Health and Genetically Modified Foods
Nov 14, 7-9:30 Filberg Centre Conference Hall, 411 Anderton Rd, Courtenay, BC
Thierry Vrain, scientist
Jan Slomp, farmer
Colin Palmer, Powell River Regional District
Admission by donation.
Presented by: GE Watch Comox Valley
The GMO Apple: Boon or Boondoggle?
November 25, 7:00 - 9:00 Kelowna, BC
Delta Grand Hotel, as part of the Building Sustainable Communities Conference Open to conference delegates and the public (Suggested donation of $5 for non-delegates)
A facilitated discussion featuring industry experts addressing the pros and cons of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in general and the GMO apple in particular. The "pro" side will be presented by Joel Brooks, Okanagan Specialty Fruits and Robert Wager, Vancouver Island University. The "con" side will be presented by Dr. Kent Mullinix, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Thierry Vrain, Innisfree Farm.
Genetically Engineered Foods and Human Health
Speakers Tour! Nov 15 - Dec 17 across BC and Alberta!
Featuring Dr. Thierry Vrain, a retired soil biologist and genetic engineer who, after a 30-year career with Agriculture Canada, no longer supports genetic engineering, and Dr. Shiv Chopra, a former Health Canada senior scientific advisor who blew the whistle on bovine growth hormone (rBGH), several additional hormones, antibiotics, and various other products endangering public health.
Do you have questions or concerns regarding genetically engineered (GE) foods and human health?
Presented by: the Society for a GE Free BC and Greenpeace Vancouver Local Group
Fri., Nov. 15, Campbell River, BC
Sat. Nov. 16, Nanaimo, BC
Sat. Nov. 16, Duncan, BC
Sun., Nov. 17, Sooke, BC
Mon., Nov. 18, Victoria, BC
Tues., Nov 19, Vancouver, BC
Wed., Nov. 20, Squamish, BC
Thurs., Nov 21, Coquitlam, BC
Thurs., Nov. 21, Vancouver, BC
Fri., Nov. 22, Langley, BC
Sat., Nov. 23, Vancouver, BC
Sun., Nov. 24, Kelowna, BC
Tues., Nov. 26, Penticton, BC
Tues., Nov. 26, Osoyoos, BC
Wed., Nov. 27, Kamloops, BC
Thurs., Nov. 28,,Vernon, BC
Fri., Nov. 29, Salmon Arm, BC
Fri., Nov. 29, Revelstoke, BC
Thurs., Dec. 5, Grand Forks, BC
Fri., Dec. 6, Nelson, BC
Sat., Dec. 7, Creston, BC
Sun., Dec. 8, Kimberly, BC
Mon., Dec. 9, Calgary, AB
Tues., Dec. 10, Edmonton, AB
Wed., Dec. 11, Brooks, AB
Thurs., Dec. 12, Medicine Hat, AB
Fri., Dec. 13, Lethbridge, AB
Sat. Dec. 14, Kaslo, BC
"Our Communities, Our Country, Our World, Our Economy"
Presented by the National Farmers Union
Thursday, November 28, 7:00, Ottawa
Travelodge Ottawa Hotel and Conference Centre, 1376 Carling Ave, Ottawa
Featuring Jim Stanford, Economist with UNIFOR
Free public event in conjunction with the NFU Convention, "Growing Resistance" www.nfu.ca
Film! "To Make A Farm"
Featuring the organic farmer/professional animator behind CBAN's new animated film on GM alfalfa. Watch as Nathan Carey and other young farmers establish their farms.