July 2, 2015

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Protest Potluck! July 20, Montreal

Protest Potluck banner 2015

5-7PM Monday July 20 across from the Palais des congres, Montreal
Bring your costumes, banners, some food to share and enjoy some great music!
Organized by Vigilance OGM and the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

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Join us across the street from the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, organized by the largest biotech lobby group in the world (BIO) – whose members include Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and BASF. Companies are meeting to plan how they can make new products from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and synthetic biology.

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Companies want to turn plants and elements of living organisms into biofuels and chemical factories. They are trying to sell the idea of a “bioeconomy” based on synthesizing and engineering the genetic make-up of crops, trees, microbes, algae, and other life-forms.

We need real solutions. We need to reduce consumption and respect life. Come to share good food and music with us. Stop corporations from taking control over food and life.

Contact us for graphics, posters and flyers in English or French. Thank you for helping to promote this event!
program coming soon

Lucy Sharratt : Coordinator of CBAN
Thibault Rehn : Coordinator of Vigilance OGM
Diana Bronson : Executive Director of Food Secure Canada
more to come...

Flyer from CBAN for the March Against Monsanto

Click here to download and print the flyer - quarter page for distribution at your local March.

MAM Toronto 2015

Toronto GM Free Festival

May 23, Saturday. 1-6, speakers, music, information. Christie Pits Park. Toronto

Those who attended the festival last year (nearly 3,000 people came through the marketplace) know the community event was a huge success, connecting concerned citizens, food lovers, farmers, well-researched speakers, socially conscious musicians, local non-GMO and organic food vendors, environmental defenders, and food safety and seed freedom advocates.




"GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate?" Check for screenings in your area and watch the trailer.

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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