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Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter helps organize forum against genetically engineered foods

The Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter is helping to organize a public forum today at Trent University opposed to genetically engineered food.

The Peterborough Examiner reports, “With growing concerns about genetically engineered food and its health effects, some local groups have joined together to host a symposium to shed light on the topic. Genetically Engineered Foods and Your Health, presented by Cross Canada Tour, will be held on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Trent University’s Wenjack Theatre. The tour aims to provide the public with an opportunity to discuss their concerns around genetically engineered food from a scientific perspective.”

The article highlights, “The event will feature two guest speakers, Dr. Theirry Vrain and Tony Mitra, who will lead the discussion and inform attendees how to take action. As the feature presenter, Vrain will share insight he acquired during his career as soil biologist and genetic engineer as he now dedicates himself to increasing public awareness about the hazards of genetically engineered foods and their production. Although Vrain worked as a soil biologist and genetic engineer with Agriculture Canada for 30 years, he now speaks out against genetically engineered food. Mitra, an internationally active citizen journalist and food security activist, is concerned with connecting people’s knowledge experience as they pertain to food security. He will be sharing action items the community can engage in as group or independently.”

The Council of Canadians is opposed to genetically engineered foods. We first launched a campaign against GE food in September 1999.

For more on today’s forum, please see its Facebook event page here and our website here.