Friday, 13 November 2009

Important Forum on GMOs

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009, Ottawa 7-9 PM

The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network Expert Lecture Series presents:

Unsafe Genetically Modified Corn?
Canada's lack of assessment for
Monsanto's "SmartStax" GM corn

Come and hear what the experts have to say about the problems with Canada's regulation of GM foods.

Featuring preeminent scientists:

Dr. Michael Hansen, Consumers Union, US
Dr. Ricarda Steinbrecher, Federation of German Scientists
with Dr. Peter Andree, Carleton University, on Canadian regulation
Moderator: Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

Tuesday, December 1st 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Saint Paul University Amphitheatre, Ottawa
223 Main Street (side door off parking lot)
Suggested Donation $10. Everyone Welcome. Wheelchair Accessible.

This event will be web broadcast at

  • There is stark disagreement on how to assess the safety of Monsanto’s new eight-trait GM corn called “SmartStax”.
  • Health Canada did not assess “SmartStax” corn for human health safety because it does not classify “SmartStax” as a “Novel Food” - this is because they have already approved the eight GM traits individually in separate crops.
  • Does Health Canada need to assess the safety of this stacked trait GM food? Is Health Canada contradicting the UN international Codex food safety guideline?
  • For more information: Lucy Sharratt 613 241 2267 ext. 6 ·
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 ext.6
Fax: 613 241 2506

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