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Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project, Dr. Jonathan Latham will be speaking at the following events in April and June 2017:
April 5, 2017, Dr Latham is speaking as part of a panel called “Rethinking the Land Grant” at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting at the Marriott Hotel in Boston, USA.
June 4-8, 2017, Dr Latham is speaking at the 14th ISBGMO Meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico
Recent talks included:
February 25, 2017, Dr Latham spoke at the Organic: Inspiring Change Conference in Toronto. His talk was titled “Historic Risks and Novel Risks of Genetic Engineering and Gene Editing”.
January 27, 2017, Guelph Organic Conference, Dr Latham spoke on a panel discussion of novel plant breeding methods, Guelph, Canada.
January 27, 2017, Dr Latham was one of the featured guests at a Salon and Dinner at the very excellent Artisanale Restaurant, Guelph, Canada.
Jonathan Latham, Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project, is speaking during the Keynote Forum of the 2017 Guelph Organic Conference, along with Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) (Ottawa); Rene Van Acker, PhD – Crop-weed Ecologist and Dean, Ontario Agriculture College (Guelph); and Dianne Dowling – Organic Dairy Farmer and President of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Local 316 (Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox-Addington).
The Forum is entitled: What is the future of genetic engineering? It is being held on
For more information about the Forum go to: http://guelphorganicconf.ca/sessions/keynote-forum-what-is-the-future-of-genetic-engineering/
Jonathan Latham, Bioscience Resource Project Executive Director, will give a talk in Endicott on Tuesday April 19 at the Susquehanna Sierra Club.
The title of the talk is: GMO Hazards to Health and Ecosystems.
Location: Central United Methodist Church in Endicott, 17 Nanticoke Ave (close to the Cider Mill).
The meeting time is 7:30 and the event is free and open to the public.
Save S-VE (Spencer-Van Etten) invites you to join them for a screening of the film GMO OMG on Sunday, February 28, 2:00 p.m. at the Van Etten Community Center, 4 Gee Street, Van Etten. The screening will be followed by a talk and Q&A with Jonathan Latham, PhD, executive director, and Allison Wilson, PhD, science director, of the Bioscience Resource Project, who will help put this all in context and answer questions after the screening.
A bit about GMO OMG:
What exactly are GMOs (genetically modified organisms)? How do GMOs affect our health, our children’s health, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which filmmaker and father Jeremy Seifert tests: Is it even possible to reject the current food system, or have we lost “real” food forever?
These and other questions take Seifert on a journey to gain insight into a question that is troubling people all over the world: What’s on our plate?
NON-GMO refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to all.
What: Screening of GMO OMG and discussion with Jonathan Latham and Allison Wilson (and food!)
When: Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Who: You and friends.
Why: Food matters. And we need to know what it is before we put it in our mouths!
How much? Free! Although we welcome donations.
Please check “Going” on the event Facebook page so we know how many to provide food for!
Please spread the word. Download an event poster.
On Wednesday, September 30th from 7-9pm, the Bioscience Resource Project is hosting an event featuring lawyer Steven Druker from the Alliance for Bio-Integrity. Steven Druker will introduce and answer questions about his new book Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public.
After Steven Druker’s talk, there will be refreshments and a chance to talk to him, as well as to local non-profits working on healthy, sustainable and just food system alternatives. Biologists Jonathan Latham and Allison Wilson will be representing The Bioscience Resource Project and Independent Science News. Visit these and other information tables before and after the main event. Buffalo Street Books will be selling copies of Altered Genes, Twisted Truth.
Time and Place:
The Unitarian Church in Ithaca, NY, on the corner of Aurora and Buffalo Streets.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 7 – 9 pm (doors open at 6:30pm). This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Well over 100 people attended last Thursday’s Beyond the Ban held at Ithaca’s Unitarian Church. The Bioscience Resource Project hosted and introduced the event. First to speak were veterinarian Michelle Bamberger and Cornell professor of molecular medicine Robert Oswald, authors of “The Real Cost of Fracking,” who updated the public on fracking’s documented harmful health effects on humans and animals. They discussed their original findings, new results from follow-up studies, and the implications of fracking for the food supply. They also pointed out the many risks facing NY State from current and intended fracking infrastructure — risks that do not disappear even if drilling itself is banned. Links to information about their book and to copies of all their published papers are available: Bamberger and Oswald Fracking Publications.
After their joint presentation, Sandra Steingraber (author of “Raising Elijah” and “Living Downstream,” and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College) spoke about the plans of Texas-based company Crestwood Midstream to store highly pressurized and explosive natural gas in salt caverns near Seneca Lake. More
IMPORTANT VENUE CHANGE: Due to Frozen Pipes at original venue the Beyond the Ban event is now at the Sanctuary at The First Unitarian Church of Ithaca, 306 N. Aurora St., Corner of Buffalo St. and N. Aurora St., Entrances on Aurora. Nothing else has changed. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you at the event.
Contact: Allison Wilson, Science Director of The Bioscience Resource Project
Sandra Steingraber, Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald
To Speak at “Beyond the Ban” Event in Ithaca
on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 7 – 9 pm
Event Title: Beyond the Ban: Fracking, Health & Infrastructure in New York State from Port Ambrose to Seneca Lake
Time and Place: Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 7 – 9 pm, in the Sanctuary at The First Unitarian Church of Ithaca, 306 N. Aurora St. on the Corner of Buffalo St. and N. Aurora St., Entrances on Aurora St., Doors open at 6:45 pm.
Speakers: Sandra Steingraber (author of “Raising Elijah” and “Living Downstream”, and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College) will join veterinarian Michelle Bamberger and Cornell professor of molecular medicine Robert Oswald, authors of “The Real Cost of Fracking.” More
On Tuesday, 27 January, 2015, Food Integrity Now spoke with co-founder and executive director of the Bioscience Resource Project, Dr. Jonathan Latham.
“We were intrigued by an article he recently wrote entitled “How the Great Food War Will be Won“. Dr. Latham’s spoke with me today about what he thinks is the answer to winning the food war–dismantling this lie that we need GMOs to feed the world.”
Interviewer Carol Grieve wrote a blog post about the interview: Dismantling The Big Lie About GMOs. The radio interview can be heard at: http://media.blubrry.com/foodintegritynow/p/content.blubrry.com/foodintegritynow/FIN-2015-01-29-E136.mp3.
Would you like to know more about GMOs and why there is no scientific consensus on GMO safety? The upcoming Ithaca Freeskool course on Genetic Engineering: Science, Technology and Politics [held on 3 Sundays from 2-4pm (on 2/8, 2/22 and 3/8)] will give you a better understanding of the ongoing controversy over their use in agriculture and the food system. The course is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Reading material will be provided. Students should bring their questions and curiosity about GMO technology. You can attend any or all of the days.
PRE-REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL: For more information and to sign up for the course here. Put Ithaca Freeskool GMO Course as the subject.