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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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Posted: Sep 3, 2008 8:29am
Apr 23, 2008
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

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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

7:00pm - 9:30pm

For more Information visit
http://www.cban.ca/agrofuels or 613.241.2267

Free admission. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

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

de 19 h à 21 h 30

Pour plus d’information :
http://www.cban.ca/agrofuels ou 613.241.2267

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
coordinator@cban.ca
www.cban.ca
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