Public Event Vancouver Sept 10 - GE trees and crops for biofuel: Industry Conference hits Vancouver
- Please distribute widely - Public Event
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
3102 Main Street, Vancouver
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.
UPDATE: Wednesday night's Ottawa public forum “Crops, Cars and Climate Crisis” was recorded by CPAC and will be airing (on CPAC) this Saturday May 3 at 11am. And once it airs it will be available in the video-on-demand section of the CPAC website www.cpac.ca
********************************************************************************* YOU ARE INVITED TO A PUBLIC FORUM
Crops, Cars & Climate Crisis: The Global Impacts of Growing Biofuels on Food, Farmers, and Human Rights
The corporate "agrofuels" gold-rush has ignited a major global conflict. Governments across the world are committing to agrofuels as a part of their energy strategies. But producing crops for fuel is already changing world agriculture, with major consequences for people, ecosystems, and the planet.
A six-city tour with speakers from Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Mali, Mexico, Paraguay, the Philippines, the UK and the US.
April 28 – Charlottetown April 28 – Saskatoon April 29 – Halifax April 29 – Winnipeg April 30 – Ottawa May 1 – Montreal
Presented by: Beyond Factory Farming, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, ETC Group, Food Action Committee - Ecology Action Centre Halifax, Inter Pares, National Farmers Union, Partnership Africa Canada, P.E.I. Coalition for a GMO-Free Province, The Ram's Horn, Union Paysanne, USC Canada and many local partners.
This event is made possible with the aid of a grant from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
VOUS ÊTES INVITÉS À UN FORUM PUBLIC
Nourrir le monde ou les voitures?
Les impacts croissants des biocarburants sur l'agriculture, les communautés agricoles et les droits humains
La ruée vers l'or des « agrocarburants » génère une crise globale.. Beaucoup de gouvernements s'engagent à intégrer les biocarburants à leurs stratégies énergétiques. Mais la production agricole destinée à la fabrication de carburants transforme déjà l'agriculture mondiale et exerce des réercussions profondes sur les personnes, les écosystèmes et la planète.
Une tournée de forums publics dans six villes avec des invités spéciaux de l'Argentine, du Canada, de la Colombie, du Mali, du Mexique, du Paraguay, du Royaume-uni, des États-unis et des Philippines.
28 Avril – Charlottetown 28 Avril – Saskatoon 29 Avril – Halifax 29 Avril – Winnipeg 30 Avril – Ottawa 1 Mai – Montréal
Entrée libre. Bienvenue à toutes et à tous. Accessible aux fauteuils roulants.
Une présentation de : Coalition Au-dèla de l'agriculture industrielle, ETC Group, Food Action Committee - Ecology Action Centre Halifax, Inter Pares, National Farmers Union, Partenariat Afrique Canada, P.E.I. Coalition for a GMO-Free Province, The Ram's Horn, le Réseau canadien d'action sur les biotechnologies, Union Paysanne, USC Canada et de plusieurs partenaires locaux.
Cette activité a bénéficié d'une subvention de l'Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI).
Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) Collaborative Campaigning for Food Sovereignty and Environmental Justice 431 Gilmour Street, Second Floor Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2P 0R5 Phone: 613 241 2267 Fax: 613 241 2506 email@example.com www.cban.ca
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