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FOOD FOR THOUGHT and FIELD OF GENES
Date Wednesday September 29
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland
between Telegraph and Broadway
below Pill Hill
parking next door off both
27th and 28th Streets
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorFlorence
TWO FILMS ON GMO-FREE FOOD

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Many of us unknowingly eat genetically altered foods -- foods not labeled or tested -- every day. European countries reject what are being called \"Frankenfoods.\" Here in the US, the situation will only get worse until the American public demands the right to know which foods have been genetically altered. This video is a wake-up call -- and a call to action.

FIELD OF GENES

Technology has quietly slipped into the food chain, shifting genes from one life form to another. Multi-national chemical companies have created genetically altered potatoes, corn, soybeans, and canola  that variously are toxic to pests, herbicide tolerant, and dependent on chemical inputs. The biotechnology industry claims that its new foods have great potential for everyone, including the world\'s hungry. But skepticism abounds as to whether the hungry, or indeed the family farmer, or even the consumer, will derive substantial benefit from this high-tech, heavily capitalized new mode of production.
The Films are FREE But donations are welcome
Before and after the films, everyone\'s invited to indulge in our Humanist Coffee House.
Added to the calendar on Monday Aug 30th, 2004 4:58 PM
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