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Friday, Jun. 01, 2001 at 7:05 PM
(415) 981-6205 x383 http://www.biodev.org
Protest the Chemical Companies!!
BEYOND BIODEVASTATION: THE 5TH GRASSROOTS
GATHERING TO CELEBRATE BIODIVERSITY
AND QUESTION GENETIC ENGINEERING
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 22-27, 2001
From June 24th to 27th in San Diego, CA, leaders from the
same chemical companies that brought us DDT, PCBs and Agent
Orange will be meeting for the Biotechnology Industry
Conference, (BIO), to discuss how to expand the biotech
industry. Those attending BIO will be leaders of
multinational biotech and pharmaceutical corporations,
bureaucrats, marketers and industry scientists. This
promises to be the largest convention ever of the
Biotechnology Industry Organization.
Be part of the growing global movement to stop genetic
engineering and protest BIO 2001.
Buses are being organized from communities throughout
California and outside of the state to attend what
promises to be the largest teach-in and public protest
against the genetic engineering of our food, bodies and
JUNE 22-23, 2001
San Diego, California
**BIODEVASTATION - DAYS OF ACTION**
JUNE 24-27, 2001
San Diego, California
Explore the effects of genetic engineering on our
health, the environment, our farms, and society as a whole.
Consider the future being planned for us without our
If you would like to attend the teach-in and join a bus
or carpool in your community, please call 415-981-6205 x 383
or check out www.biodev.org.
Panel and workshop topics include:
· patenting of seeds and other life forms/biopiracy
· globalization and biotechnology
· monopolization and commodification of food, agriculture,
· activism and consumer power
· impacts of genetic engineering on farmers
· human genetic engineering
· biotechnology and the environment
· assaults on food security
....and best of all,. . . THE ALTERNATIVES
Confirmed featured speakers and emcees include:
*Jim Hightower, author, radio commentator and former Texas
Secretary of Agriculture
*Dr. Vandana Shiva- scientist and anti-GMO activist
*Percy Schmeiser, a farmer from Canada who was sued by
Monsanto for having his field contaminated with their seed
*Steve Wilson and Jane Akre, Fox TV reporters fired for
doing a story about Monsanto's GE milk hormone
*Dr. Doreen Stabinsky, Greenpeace genetic engineering
*Marcy Darnovsky, a human genetic engineering specialist
and many other scientists and activists from around the world
BIODEVASTION - DAYS OF ACTION DETAILS
There will be marches, street theater and protests while
the BIO convention is taking place.
Come celebrate the global campaign for a just and
sustainable food system and take back our communities
and our biodiversity.
You can also check http://www.biodev.org for
In the Bay Area call (415) 981-6205 x383.
cosponsors include: The Edmonds Institute,
Institute for Social Ecology, Organic Consumers Association,
The Ecology Center, GE-Free LA, Street Liberation Art
Project, Pesticide Action Network, Greenpeace and many,
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