Fri, Dec 8th, 12noon, Presentation: GE-Free Community, by Arzeena Hamir, Comox Valley farmer & soil scientist
Arzeena will speak about Genetically-Engineered Food cultivation and its impact on local food sovereignty both locally and globally.
Arzeena’s has been leading the charge to emulate many European Union members in declaring areas GE-Free zones and was instrumental in getting the Council of Richmond – one of BC’s largest agricultural regions – to declare itself GE-Free. Many areas across BC have followed suit, including Victoria, Metchosin, and the Kootaneys. Can we do the same? Do we need to? Declaring our region to be GE-Free could provide unique economic opportunities for our communities, beyond preserving the integrity of our environment. Come and join us for a stimulating lecture and discussion. Bring a lunch. Coffee provided. Suggested $5 donation
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