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How Are Genetically Engineered Crops Affecting Foods?

By Rose Aguilar
Your Call (Audio Interview)

If you shop in major grocery stores, chances are you’re eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) with your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An estimated 70 percent of processed foods, including soup and corn chips, contain genetically engineered ingredients, and over 90 percent of the world’s GMOs are owned by the biotech goliath Monsanto.

Guests: Eric Holt-Gimenez, executive director of Food First and author of Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice; Ignacio Chapela, associate professor of microbial ecology at UC Berkeley; Mike Ludwig, Truthout reporter who covers the biotech industry; Jim Gerritsen, organic seed farmer in northern Maine and one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Monsanto.

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San Francisco to host Biosafety Alliance Conference featuring Vandana Shiva

By California Biosafety Alliance

The conference, Justice Begins with Seeds, will be a space for movement building to actively address the symbol of the corporate food regime: genetically modified foods; to address the many layered implications of GE/GMO food; and to build strategic coalitions and deeper collaborations amongst diverse stakeholders for more widespread political action addressing GMOs in varying levels throughout the state of California.

Justice Begins with Seeds
September 14 to 17, 2011
San Francisco, California (Mission District)

Vandana Shiva will keynote the event, and panelists include scientist whistleblower Ignacio Chapela, Marcia Ishii-Eiteman (Pesticide Action Network), Eric Holt Gimenez (Food First), and author Jeffrey Smith.

Proposals for panels or workshops are still being accepted.

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