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Toronto Event: Genetically Modified Food

I just received the following announcement from the Toronto Food Policy.  Wish I could go – looks interesting!
What in the world are we eating?  As we shop the grocery store aisles or peruse the menu at a restaurant, we are becoming more and more aware that we really don’t always know what we’re eating.  A big unknown is whether or not our food has been genetically engineered.  Over and over again, polls show that consumers would dearly love to have genetically engineered food labelled, but governments have backed away from mandating labels.  So what’s a consumer to do? 
This diverse and knowledgeable panel will help clarify the muddy waters around genetic engineering.  What is it?  How prevalent is it in our food?  Without labelling, how can we know if we’re eating genetically engineered food?  What about growing our food when more and more seeds are being genetically engineered?  How is that affecting farmers, both our own and around the world?  
Wednesday, November 12
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Genetic Engineering in Your Food – Things You Need to Know 
Panel:  Ann Slater, organic farmer, President, Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario and COG member; Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network; and Julie Daniluk, registered nutritional consultant at The Big Carrot.
Location:  U of T Conference Centre, St. David’s Room, 89 Chestnut St., Toronto
Cost:  Free – everyone welcome
Info:  Christine at ccarstens@dynamic.ca or 416-761-1533
Presented with support from The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Hosted by:  Canadian Organic Growers (COG), Canadian Biotechnolgoy Action Network, Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario and National Farmers Union of Ontario 



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