Dr. Jonathan Latham will speak in Featherston, Wellington, Palmerston North, Raglan, Hamilton, Tauranga and Auckland.
We expose our world to unique hazards with every new technology. Gene Editing technologies are becoming one of the most discussed issues of our day.
There is documented evidence into the unpredictability of genetic engineering. Yet there is mounting pressure for new gene technologies to be used with no regulatory supervision.
Dr. Latham will talk on the politics of food. The problems with both the internal culture of decision makers, the legal framework that is often fraught with industry influences that prevent precautionary decision-making, even when the science clearly points to danger. The importance of a strong regulatory system that will ensure we have a healthy food system and a healthy world.
Come and discuss Gene Editing with Dr Jonathan Latham.
1 Sept FEATHERSTON 7pm Community Centre, Wakefield St.
2 Sept WELLINGTON 6.30pm Southern Cross, Guest Room.
4 Sept PALMERSTON NORTH 5pm City Library, Events Central, Ground Floor.
5 Sept RAGLAN 7pm Raglan Town Hall, Supper Room.
6 Sept HAMILTON 11am Celebrating Age Centre, 30 Victoria St, Hamilton.
7 Sept TAURANGA 12 -1.30 Greerton Hall, 1263 Cameron Rd.
8 Sept AUCKLAND 7pm Unite rooms, 6A Western Springs Road, Sandringham.
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New information will be added when it is available. To meet Jonathan or book talks in Australia, contact him at https://bioscienceresource.org/contact-us/
Some of the events are free, some have a charge and tickets are required.
Rockhampton: Friday 17th August from 8.30am-5.00pm – “Lunch Learn Debate: GMOs and food safety” Rockhampton Leagues Club with Dr Judy Carman and Dr Oliver Knox. Contact Mick Alexander 0438395255 Bookings Essential
Sydney: Thursday 23rd August from 7-9pm – Strong Gut. Strong Body. Strong Planet. Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA), The Mitchell Theatre, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000.
Perth: Sunday 26th August from 1.30-3.30 pm –Rethinking Food and Health with Jeff Pow. The Grove Community Learning Centre, Cnr Stirling Highway and Leake Street, Peppermint Grove, WA, Australia.
Melbourne: Wednesday 29th August from 6:30-8:30pm.– Eating the Earth: why the food movement is unstoppable with Charles Massy. William Angliss Institute, 555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000.
Daylesford: Thursday 30th August 7-9.00 pm – Eating the Earth: why the food movement is unstoppable with Tammi Jonas (Farmer and AFSA president), as well as Charles Massy and Jonathan Latham; Daylesford Town Hall, 74 Vincent Street, Daylesford, VIC 3460.
ClassAction.com interviewed Lisa Graves, the executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), about the “Poison Papers” and why CMD and the Bioscience Resource Project joined together to get the documents online and available to the public. Graves also discusses some of the issues documented in the Poison Papers and their relevance today.
“And there’s an array of documents from studies that show harms by a number of chemicals, including PCBs, dioxins, and more. What we’re left with is a situation in which many of these chemicals remain on the market, are in products that are being used by consumers and by government agencies, and continue to pose a risk to human health and to the health of our ecosystem.”
Original article posted here
“‘Poison Papers’ Reveal Chemical Industry Secrets” published on ClassAction.com on September 6, 2017 can be found at https://www.classaction.com/news/chemical-industry-poison-papers/
Published today (Monday 11th July 2016) by Independent Science News: “Don’t Eat the Yellow Rice: The Danger of Deploying Vitamin A Golden Rice, ” by Ted Greiner, PhD.
Synopsis: Never discussed in the saga of Vitamin A “golden rice” is the problem of “Yellow Rice Disease”. Yellowed or browned rice is discarded all over the world because it is a sign of potentially lethal fungal contamination. To convince these populations to eat it, the proponents of golden rice will therefore have to overcome an aversion which exists for good reason. If eating yellow rice is dangerous, why has this never been discussed, asks Ted Greiner? “Because the purpose of Golden Rice was never to solve vitamin A problems. It’s purpose from the beginning was to be a tool for use in shaming GMO critics”.
Ted Greiner is an expert in Vitamin A fortification and a former Professor of Nutrition, Hanyang University, Korea.
More about GMO “Golden Rice”
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.