The week’s events ahead:
- Wednesday 29th 7-9pm film “A new We – Ecological Communities in Europe” (part 2) Chapel-by-the-Sea 95 Roscoe St Bondi Beach
- Friday 2nd March 11-1 organising meeting (contact Lance if you want to come)
- Saturday 3rd March, Dig in the Community Garden at 241 Bondi Rd 10-12.
- NB prior to the Wed evening event we now have a “Think-tank” from 5pm to explore plans and possible projects, including grant applications. This is also at the Chapel.
SPECIAL LECTURE ON MONDAY 27th UTS…..
about genetically modified crops
Unlike conventionally bred crops Genetically Modified (GM) crops are created in the lab by inserting genes from an entirely different species (like soil bacteria) into the plants and foods that we eat. The problem is we do not fully understand the impact of GM crops on our health or the environment. This is particularly worrying given the ease with which GM crops contaminate conventional crops in the field.
Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini is a European expert on GM Organisms (GMOs), and part of one of the world’s most published teams investigating the effect of GMOs and pesticides on animal and human health. In this talk, Prof. Seralini will share the results of his research on the effects of GM food and pesticides on health.
Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini is a Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Caen in France. Member of two governmental commissions on GMfood from 1998 to 2007, Author of a book entitled OGM, Le Vrai Débat (GM foods, the real debate). He was one of the first scientists to warn the public against the dangers linked to GMOs.
Date: 27 February
Time: 16:00 – 17:00 followed by
University of Technology City – Broadway – Building
Lecture theater 2.40, level 2, building 4