On July 30 at 7pm, RPIRG is excited to be hosting the Genetically Engineered Foods Tour as it aims to educate the public by discussing genetically engineered foods and how they shape our health and food systems and providing the Canadian public with an opportunity to discuss their concerns around GE foods from a scientific perspective.
The tour will feature a presentation by Dr. Thierry Vrain, who worked for 30 years as a soil biologist and genetic engineer with Agriculture Canada where he was head of a research group of 40 professional employees from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Vrain has also been the Vice President and President of national and international associations of soil biologists, and an Associate Editor of several scientific journals in Europe and the USA.
Dr. Vrain is now retired and owns a small organic herb farm on Vancouver Island where he teaches soil health. No longer a supporter of genetic engineering technology and alarmed by the avalanche of scientific studies out of Europe raising many concerns about the long-term safety of genetically engineered foods, Dr. Vrain is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the hazards of GE foods and their production.
Mr. Tony Mitra is a retired Marine Engineer, podcaster, videographer, blogger, citizen journalist, and food security activist. He is busy writing his first e-book of essays, Canada Under GMO Attack, and has been interviewing scientists and activists, such as Vandana Shiva, around the world about GE technology and Food Security for the better part of a decade. He will speak about action items you can engage in either independently, or by joining with others to create change.
For more info about the details of this event please see the poster below or visit our Facebook page here.