TITLE: Demonstration against GE crops in Montreal
SOURCE: Biotech Action Montreal (BAM), Greenpeace International
Les Groupes De Recherche En Intérêt Public (GRIP)
The Council of Canadians
DATE: January, 2000
Demonstration against GE crops in Montreal
The most important and largest DEMONSTRATION (in North America to date) against the forced selling of Genetically Engineered crops is happening in Montreal, on Saturday Jan 22, 2000 at 999 University (Metro Square Victoria, exit Viger).
If you believe in any of the following:
1) MANDATORY LABELLING of foods containing genetically engineered food products
2) MORATORIUM on all GE food products, unless it can be definitively proven that they pose no short/long-term risks to health or the environment; currently, no long-term tests have been done on GE crops now found in the marketplace - despite the emerging evidence of unwanted effects.
3) THE RIGHT of all nations to refuse imports of transgenic crops that could pose health or environmental risks. then, by showing up at the demonstration, you will be making an unprecedented statement in front of local, national, and major international media. You will be criticizing the Canadian government for robbing you of your right to choose the foods you eat. You will be showing your disapproval that Canada is one of six countries in the Biosafety Protocol negociations (out of a total of 135) who is trying to force the other countries to import transgenic crops with no consideration for the possible health and environmental consequences.
GREENPEACE @ THE COUNCIL OF CANADIENS, in conjunction with LES GROUPES DE RECHERCHE EN INTÉRÊT PUBLIC (GRIP) & BIOTECH ACTION MONTRÉAL (BAM)
invite you to..
IMPORTING TROUBLE: A day of events looking at GENETIC ENGINEERING AND TRADE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22ND
10 am Workshops (Doors open at 9:30 am)
A day of workshops with international speakers on Genetic Engineering, the Biosafety Protocol, the World Trade Organization, the Precautionary Principle, and more.....(Workshops in English and French)
University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, 405 Ste Catherine East, 2nd floor. Room J-2930. Near Berri-UQAM metro station.
12 noon Demonstration Departure Berri Square - corner of Ste Catherine and Berri (Berri- UQAM metro station).
Rally at Biosafety meeting location - 999 University Street; Square- Victoria metro station.
2 pm Workshops (Same location as morning)
7.30 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm)
An evening with ....
Introduced by DANIEL PINARD
UQAM - Pavillon Judith-Jasmin; Marie-Gerin-Lajoie Auditorium, Metro floor (Berri-UQAM metro station). English/French interpretation available.
Political activist, author, policy critic and outspoken crusader against the WTO
Author of "The Biotech Century" and "Beyond Beef", president of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, D.C.
CHEE YOKE LING
Lawyer with the Third World Network, working on laws to control corporations involved in biotechnology and the patenting of life forms.
MODERATOR: DANIEL PINARD
Gourmet journalist, author and TV program host.
All events FREE - seating is limited - please come early.
For more info about the Biosafety Protocol, check out,