[mgj-announce] Reminder - June 2nd Teach in: Who Controls What You
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Tue May 31 16:49:18 GMT 2005
The Mobilization for Global Justice presents:
WHO CONTROLS WHAT YOU EAT?
Teach-in and Discussion on Access to Food in Washington DC and the World.
When: Thursday June 2 2005, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
Where: All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW (16th and Harvard
St; entrance on Harvard St.)
Why do some people in DC have access to healthy food and others don't?
How do biotechnology and chemicals in farming affect the environment and
our health? How do the government, big agribusiness, the World Bank, and World
TradeOrganization hurt small farmers in the US and worldwide?
What are people doing about all this?
Magda Lanuza - from Nicaragua, will speak to the effects of biotechnology and
genetically modified foods on farmers in Central America, including her family
Catherine Halvey - Speaking to the patenting of life in the Amozon of Brazil and
the effects of biotechnology on Indigenous peoples
Kathy Ozer - National Family Farm Coaltion, will speak on domestic agricultural
issues and the effects of big agro-business on small farmers in the US
Doug Gurian Sherman - Center for Food Safety, speaking about the concerns of
Biotechnology from the scientific community
Ariel Foster - Community Harvest here in DC to speak about DC food access
There will be brief presentations by the speakers, followed by a lot of
time for discussion.
Directions: From Columbia Heights Metro on Green Line, take Southbound
exit, go 2 blocks South on 14th St., take a right on Harvard St. All Souls
Church is on the left side, on the block between 15th and 16th St. You can
also take the S1, S2, and S4 buses to 16th St. and Columbia Road NW.
June 18th-21st in Philadelphia the Biotechnology Industry will be holding its
annual trade conference. For months now activists in Philly and from around the
country have been organize mass demonstrations, teach-ins and other events to
counter the convenetion called Biodemocracy 2005. More information can be found
at www.biodev.org. Locally the Mobilization for Global Justice is hoping to get
the word out about GM foods, biotech and food access issues.
For more information:
mgj (at) riseup.net www.globalizethis.org
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