GMO Foods & Human Health - Canada Tour - Coming to Coquitlam! w/ Shiv Chopra

Do you have questions or concerns regarding genetically engineered (GE) foods and human health? If so, this fall and winter, the Society for a GE Free BC and Greenpeace Vancouver Local Group are excited to announce a cross-Canada speaker's tour addressing this issue.

Scheduled to run from November 2013 to February 2014, GE Foods and Human Health: A Cross-Canada Speaker's Tour seeks to provide the Canadian public with an opportunity to discuss their concerns around GE foods from a scientific and regulatory perspective.

The tour will feature a presentation by Dr. Thierry Vrain, a retired soil biologist and genetic engineer who, after a 30-year career with Agriculture Canada, no longer supports GE technology. Alarmed by the avalanche of scientific studies out of Europe raising many concerns about the long-term safety of GE foods, including the allergenic potential of GE plants containing rogue proteins and organ damage in rats fed GE foods over a few months, Dr. Vrain is intent on increasing public awareness about this growing issue and having the federal agencies in the US and Canada take notice.

Shiv Chopra, a former Health Canada senior scientific advisor who blew the whistle on bovine growth hormone (rBGH), several additional hormones, antibiotics, and various other products endangering public health, will be accompanying Dr. Vrain for a portion of the tour. Dr. Chopra is a graduate of veterinary medicine. He holds an MSc and PhD in Microbiology and is a fellow of the World Health Organization. His book, Corrupt to the Core: Memoirs of a Health Canada Whistleblower, is an international best seller. A world-renowned speaker, Dr. Chopra is featured in many nationally acclaimed documentaries.

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  • Julieanne

    Excellent! Extremely informative

    November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for posting! Every event so far has been packed houses with great interactions in the Q&As.

    November 20, 2013

  • Monique C.

    I'm attending the talk in Vancouver at the Unitarian Church on Saturday November 23rd, looking forward to it! Very stoked :)

    November 17, 2013

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