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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Thursday Talk on genetic engineering and labelling: BrewsterKneen talks about Codex
[posted on behalf of Food Action Ottawa -- see also http://www.flora.org/fao/ ]
Join renowned author and activist Brewster Kneen on Thursday, May 3
from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre for an
insider report of the latest news from international meetings that
could decide the labelling of genetically engineered foods.
Food Labelling: Who Decides? Inside the Codex Meetings with Brewster
Kneen is an evening event at the Sandyhill Community Health Centre
221 Nelson Street off Rideau Street across from the Bytowne Cinema.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome. The venue is wheelchair
accessible. Presented by the Sierra Club of Canada. For more
information call Lucy at the Sierra Club, 241-4611.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission is the international food standard
setting body of the United Nations. It will be meeting in Ottawa May
1-4. Under the WTO, Codex standards will be used as international
standards. This week the Canadian and the United States governments
will try to keep other countries from winning labels for genetically
Brewster Kneen is a well-known and respected Canadian author and
activist. He has official observer status at the Codex meetings as a
member of the 49th Parallel Biotechnology Consortium. He is author of
"Farmageddon: Food and the Culture of Biotechnology" and publishes
the "Ram's Horn" newsletter from his home in Sorrento, B.C.
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