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Biotech/WTO conference in Sacramento, help organize against it
by smitty (cotosiestalo [at] yahoo.com)
Friday Mar 14th, 2003 11:31 AM
There's going to be a large conference in Sacramento in June, with members of the WTO, government officials, and corporate fat cats there. Lets organize against this meeting and let the world know we don't want their biotech in our foods and we don't want free trade.
from June 23-25 trade ministers from all around the world will be meeting in Sacramento, CA. (http://www.fas.usda.gov/icd/stconf/conf_info.htm) at the invitation of US Agriculture Secretary Anne Veneman.
This WTO-level meeting is designed to promote the biotech agenda in preparation for this fall's WTO ministerial meeting in Cancún, Mexico.

Ministers invited from over 180 nations will be there promoting genetically engineering and other biotech technologies, along with free trade. The U.S. Agency for International Development and Department of State are jointly sponsoring the event with USDA. This conference will be a large step in forcing the United States' biotech and free trade agendas on the rest of the world.

Come to the long haul infoshop (3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, 2 blocks from Ashby BART, Across from La Peña Cultural Center) on Thursday to help organize against this meeting. Seattle '99 brought the WTO into the national spotlight, let's keep the pressure up on the WTO. Let's also bring genetically modified foods into the national spotlight.



Those attending The conference in Sacramento include:

ATTENDEES
The Ministerial EXPO on Agricultural Science and
Technology is NOT a Public Event. Admission to the
EXPO is limited to Conference Delegates which
include:

Ministers
Agriculture, Environment, Science and Technology,
Health, and Trade Ministers from around the world

U.S. Government Officials
Senior USDA, USAID, and State Department Officials

State Representatives
Representatives from State Departments of Agriculture

Industry Experts
- U.S. and foreign government agencies
- International organizations
- Non-governmental organizations
- Research institutions and universities
- Private sector

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7-9pm the 20th!smittyFriday Mar 14th, 2003 11:36 AM
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