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Growing Global movement! Stop genetic engineering and protest Bio2001

by Summer 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

environment.

**TEACH-IN**

JUNE 22-23, 2001

San Diego, California

**BIODEVASTATION - DAYS OF ACTION**

JUNE 24-27, 2001

San Diego, California



TEACH-IN DETAILS

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

consent.

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,

and biodiversity

· 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

from India

*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

science advisor

*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

regular updates!!!

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,

many others.

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