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Global Perspectives on Genetically Engineered Foods
April 3, 2010 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case will review the Center for Food Safety’s groundbreaking legal victory banning the sale and planting of Monsanto’s GE alfalfa. Andrew Kimbrell and Dr. Vandana Shiva will discuss the sucessful campaign that led to India’s recent moratorium on Bt. Brinjal, a GE breed of eggplant.
Andrew Krimbrell established the Center for Food Safety in 1997 to protect human health and the environment by curbing the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and by promoting sustainable agriculture. He is a public interest attorney, activist and author who has written several books, given numerous public lectures, and testified before Congress on a variety of issues.
Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, ecologist, and activist. She founded Navdanya, which defends nature and the rights of people to food and water. She is the winner of the Right Livelihood Award in 1993, and was named among the top five “Most Important People in Asia” in 2001. Shiva has written numerous books, serves on the board of the International Forum on Globalization, and is the vice president of Slow Food.
Due to limited seating, RSVPs are required. Please contact Rose Clouston at email@example.com or 202-547-9359. This event is cosponsored by the Center for Food Safety and the Institute for Policy Studies.