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Panel-Berkeley Forum-xtreme Genetic Engineering and Biosafety by the Bay: Communities and

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Brower Center
2150 Alston Way

10/16 Berkeley Forum-xtreme Genetic Engineering and Biosafety by the Bay: Communities and Workers at Risk
Extreme Genetic Engineering and
Biosafety by the Bay: Communities and Workers at Risk

Becky McClain
in conversation with Gopal Dayaneni
of Movement Generation: Justice and Ecology Project and
Ed Hammond, an internationally recognized expert on biolab safety.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:30 PM
Brower Center, Goldman Theater
2150 Alston Way


Streamed live on video channel and International Labor Media Network Channel

What can the experience of the world’s first successful biotech whistleblower tell us
about the push by local politicians and UC Berkeley to create an East Bay "Green Corridor" focused on establishing genetic engineering biolabs along the earthquake- prone Pacific Ring of Fire?

Former Pfizer, Inc. molecular biologist Becky McClain became seriously ill after exposure to genetically modified agents at the pharmaceutical giant’s
Connecticut lab.

Last year she won the appeal upholding her case against the company for its violation of her right to free speech after she called attention to inadequate biolab safety conditions.

Hear how she learned first hand

- that there are no effective government safety regulations for genetic engineering

- that the law allows corporations to claim trade secrets in their refusal to turnover information about life threatening infectious agents

- that corporations will use the law to silence people who try to talk about these dangers

Health And Safety Threatened At Pfizer: Stop Injuring Biotech Workers
On September 29, 2011 injured workers including former Pfizer injured
molecular biologist bitotech scientist Becky McClain held a rally for justice
outside the Groton, CT laboratories where she was contaminated.
Speakers including McClain discussed the issues that are faced in this
industry and the lack of proper oversight and protection for the workers
and the public at Pfizer. She also reports that OSHA officials did not properly protect

her and the public and still have not done an onsite investigation at the laboratories.
Other injured workers from CT also talk about their struggle for healthcare and justice
for their workplace injuries.
For more video go to:

Injured Workers National Network IWNN
info [at]

Production Of Labor Video Project

Becky McClain, Injured Pfizer Molecular Biologist and Health & Safety Advocate Speaks at Calaway Awards
Becky McClain, injured Pfizer Molecular Biologist and Health and
Safety Advocate speaks at Callaway Awards Presentation on
12/8/2010 in Washington, D.C. California. For more information go to and California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day

Injured Pfizer molecular biologist and biotech worker Becky McClain presentation at synthetic biotech conference
Becky McClain was a molecular biologist at Pfizer in Groton, Connecticut and was
contaminated by the company due to lax health and safety standards. She spoke
on March 29, 2012 at an international conference called "Unmasking the Bay Area
Bio Lab and Synthetic Biology: Health, Justice, And Communities At Risk.
For more information go to or

Pfizer Injured Biotech Molecular Biologist Becky McClain-Biotech workers and the public under threat
On July 17, 2010 in San Francisco, Pfizer injured biotech molecular biologist Becky McClain
discussed her firing for making OSHA complaints and also the potential and real dangers
of unregulated and development of products in the biotech and nanotech industry without
proper oversight. The first US conference on biotechnology and health and safety was
sponsored by the California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day
Additional presentations at the conference are
Biotech, CA Osha & Health And Safety Presentation With Dr. Larry Rose
The Toxic Environment, Public Health, ACOEM And Pfizer:Presentation By Dr. Jack Thrasher
Conflict of Interest By Judge Says Sandi Trend, Mother of Injured Agraquest Biotech Worker Bell
Dina Padilla Speaks At Biotech & Health And Safety Conference
The conference was also endorsed by Council For Responsible Genetics
For additional information go to
Added to the calendar on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 4:55AM
§Becky McClain Fighting For Justice
by synbiowatch
Becky McClain has been fighting for health and safety for biotech workers around the world and also against Pfizer and other drug and chemical companies that are harming workers, the community and the environment by lack of health and safety protection.
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