"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison
Cancer is a political problem more than it is a medical problem.
"Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food," said Phil Angell, Monsanto's director of corporate communications. "Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA's job."
- New York Times, October 25, 1998
"What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks it's doing are as different as night and day." - Dr. Herbert Ley, Former FDA Commissioner
"The FDA serves as the pharmaceutical industry's watchdog, which can be called upon to attack and destroy a potential competitor under the guise of protecting the public." - Dr. James P. Carter
London Assembly Green Party Group
You are invited to a briefing at City Hall
'Winning the GM
Five leading scientists will explain how the scientific evidence has gone decisively against Genetic Modification (GM)
Chaired by Noel Lynch (Green Party Member of the London Assembly)
n Prof. Peter Saunders (King's College, London University)
Science & Precaution
n Dr Mae-Wan Ho (Director, Institute of Science in Society)
GM Inherently Unsafe
n Dr Arpad Pusztai (Consultant, formerly Rowett Institute, Aberdeen)
What GM Feeding Trials Reveal
n Dr Vyvyan Howard (University of Liverpool)
Anti-precautionary Risk Assessment
n Dr Eva Novotny (Scientists for Global Responsibility)
Winners and Losers in the GM debate
Monday 19th January 2004, 2- 4 pm
Assembly Chamber, City Hall, London SE12AA
Organised by the office of Noel Lynch in conjunction with the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) and the Independent Science Panel (ISP)
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The Council of Canadians presents:
SCIENCE AND THE PUBLIC GOOD:
The impact of genetic engineering on food, people and the planet
Date: Friday February 16th, 2001
DAY EVENT (Crowne Plaza Hotel, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Canada)
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Rod MacRae, Ph.D., food policy analyst, former director, Toronto Food Policy Council
First Panel: The Faulty Assumptions and Misguided Applications of Genetic Engineering Speakers include:
%¤ Ann Clark, Ph.D., Professor of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph
%¤ Susan Bardocz, Ph.D., former head of research unit, Rowett Research Institute, U.K.
%¤ Julie Delahanty, Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)
%¤ Warren Bell, MD, CM, CCFP, - practicing physician, President of the Canadian Association for Physicians and the Environment (CAPE).
Second Panel: The Ecological and Health Risks of Genetic Engineering
%¤ Doreen Stabinsky, Ph.D., The Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG)
%¤ Michael Hansen, Ph.D., research associate, Consumer Policy Institute, U.S.A.
%¤ Leanne Simpson, Ph.D., Director of Indigenous Environmental Studies, Trent University
Third Panel: "Sound Science"?
%¤ Katherine Barrett, Ph.D., Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN), U.S.A.
%¤ Elisabeth Abergel, Ph.D., Biotechnology Policy Analyst
Fourth Panel: Public Interest or Commercial Interest? (A panel on whistle blowing) Speakers include:
%¤ ┴rpßd Pusztai, Ph.D., former, Senior Research Fellow, Rowett Research Institute, U.K.
%¤ Michele Brill-Edwards, MD, FRCPC, Deparment of Paediatrics, University of Ottawa
%¤ Edwin Daniel, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Medicine, McMaster University and Chair, Working Group on Genetics and Biotechnology, Science for Peace, University of Toronto.
EVENING EVENT (International Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Canada)
Time: 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Maude Barlow, Volunteer Chair, Council of Canadians Ann Clark, Professor of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph Shiv Chopra, Veterinary Drug Evaluator, Health Canada
Margaret Haydon, Veterinary Drug Evaluator, Health Canada Ralph Nader, renowned consumer advocate and U.S. presidential candidate for the Green Party
Before Feb. 2, 2001: $15
After Feb. 2, 2001: $25
Students, seniors and low-income: $10
Registration starts: January 8, 2001
For more information or to register contact the Council of Canadians:
Phone: 1 (800) 387-7177 ext. 250 or locally (613) 233-4487 ext. 250
Mail: The Council of Canadians, 502-151 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3
Book accommodation in Ottawa as soon as possible as the Winterlude (Ottawa Winter Festival) is on at the same time and accomodations are booking up very fast. To book accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel call 1-800-2CROWNE or (613) 237-3600. To get their special conference room rate ($135 for single/double rooms) make reference to the Council of Canadians and book before Jan. 16, 2001
Admission: $ 10 (cash only)
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.