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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Feb 16 genetic engineering conference

The Council of Canadians presents:

        The impact of genetic engineering on food, people and the planet

Date:     Friday February 16th, 2001

DAY EVENT (Crowne Plaza Hotel, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Canada)

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Moderator: Rod MacRae, Ph.D., food policy analyst, former director, Toronto
Food Policy Council 

First Panel: The Faulty Assumptions and Misguided Applications of Genetic
Engineering   Speakers include:
% Ann Clark, Ph.D., Professor of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph
% Susan Bardocz, Ph.D., former head of research unit, Rowett Research
Institute, U.K.
% Julie Delahanty, Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)
% Warren Bell, MD, CM, CCFP, - practicing physician, President of the
Canadian Association for Physicians and the Environment (CAPE).

Second Panel: The Ecological and Health Risks of Genetic Engineering
Speakers include:
% Doreen Stabinsky, Ph.D., The Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG)
% Michael Hansen, Ph.D., research associate, Consumer Policy Institute,
% Leanne Simpson, Ph.D., Director of Indigenous Environmental Studies,
Trent University

Third Panel: "Sound Science"?  
Speakers include:
% Katherine Barrett, Ph.D., Science and Environmental Health Network
(SEHN), U.S.A.
% Elisabeth Abergel, Ph.D., Biotechnology Policy Analyst

Fourth Panel: Public Interest or Commercial Interest? (A panel on whistle
blowing)  Speakers include:
% rpd Pusztai, Ph.D., former, Senior Research Fellow, Rowett Research
Institute, U.K.
% Michele Brill-Edwards, MD, FRCPC, Deparment of Paediatrics, University
of Ottawa
% Edwin Daniel, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Medicine, McMaster University
and Chair, Working Group on Genetics and Biotechnology, Science  for Peace,
University of Toronto.

EVENING EVENT (International Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 101 Lyon Street,
Ottawa, Canada)

Time: 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.


Maude Barlow, Volunteer Chair, Council of Canadians
Ann Clark, Professor of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph
Shiv Chopra, Veterinary Drug Evaluator, Health Canada
Margaret Haydon, Veterinary Drug Evaluator, Health Canada
Ralph Nader, renowned consumer advocate and U.S. presidential candidate for
the Green Party


Whole Event:
Before Feb. 2, 2001:  $15
After Feb. 2, 2001: $25
Students, seniors and low-income: $10

Registration starts: January 8, 2001
For more information or to register contact the Council of Canadians:
Phone: 1 (800) 387-7177 ext. 250 or locally (613) 233-4487 ext. 250
E-mail: inquiries@canadians.org
Mail:  The Council of Canadians, 502-151 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P

Book accommodation in Ottawa as soon as possible as the Winterlude (Ottawa
Winter Festival) is on at the same time and accomodations are booking up
very fast.  To book accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel call
1-800-2CROWNE or (613) 237-3600. To get their special conference room rate
($135 for single/double rooms) make reference to the Council of Canadians
and book before Jan. 16, 2001

Evening Event:
Admission: $ 10 (cash only)
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.

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