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Sep 3, 2008

Public Event Vancouver Sept 10 - GE trees and crops for biofuel: Industry Conference hits Vancouver

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Nightmare Biofuels?: How biotech corporations are cashing in on the climate, energy and food crisis to push dangerous new technologies

Come and hear reports from the biotech industry conference!

Wednesday, September 10, 7:30 pm
Heritage Hall
3102 Main Street, Vancouver

Speakers: 
Josh Brandon, Agriculture Campaigner, Greenpeace; 
Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network;
with others reporting from the conference

All are welcome. Free Admission. Donations accepted.

Biofuels have pushed up food prices and are failing to cut greenhouse gas emissions.  Now big oil, seed, forest and chemical corporations are teaming up to promise salvation through new fuels from genetically engineered trees, new GE crops, synthetic biology, and nanotechnology.  These products threaten to expand the disaster of genetic engineering and agrofuels into new, uncharted territory.  What are the new technologies that corporations are pushing and how far will they go to get their way?

Monsanto and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) are meeting in Vancouver, September 10-12, at a major industry conference to plan the next phase for biofuels. 
http://www.bio.org/ind/pacrim/08/ 

Join the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Greenpeace and GE Free BC for an evening of discussion and action.  Come hear direct reports from panelists attending the conference, about Monsanto's latest plans to turn life into fuel.

For info or to get involved: info@cban.ca
For more information see: http://www.cban.ca/agrofuels

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