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Free Public Meeting: New GM and its products – What Government is Hiding

March 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free Public Meeting: New Genetic Modification and its products – What Government is Hiding
Please bring your family and friends

Monday 20th March: 6.30 – 9pm,
William Angliss Institute: Rm. A337, Building A,
555 La Trobe St., Melbourne

The Federal Government is proposing not to regulate a range of new genetic modification (GM) techniques. If the Government deregulates these techniques anyone from amateur biohackers – to industry – would be free to use them to genetically modify plants, animals and microbes. And they could enter our food chain and our environment with no safety testing and no labelling. The results could be catastrophic.

This forum will discuss what kind of futures these new genetic engineering techniques could create, the potential risks to human health and the environment, and the politics that are at play globally and in Australia.

THE SPEAKERS:
MC – Dr Nick Rose, Executive Director, Sustain:
The Australian Food Network and Lecturer, Bachelor of Food Studies / Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy, William Angliss Institute.

Dr Michael Antoniou:
Reader in Molecular Genetics at King’s College London School of Life Sciences, U.K.

Professor Rob Sparrow:
A bioethicist from Monash University’s School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Melbourne.

Dr Judy Carman:
From The Institute of Health and Environmental Research, Adelaide.

Louise Sales:
From Friends of the Earth’s Emerging Tech Project, Hobart.

Please Book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/gm-20-what-the-government-isnt-telling-you-tickets-32609664384

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Details

Date:
March 20, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Tags:

Organizer

Louise Sales
Phone:
0435 589 579
Email:
louise.sales@foe.org.au
Website:
http://emergingtech.foe.org.au/

Venue

William Angliss Institute
555 La Trobe St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone:
+61 3 9606 2111
Website:
https://www.angliss.edu.au/