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Enviro-Mich message from Michele Scarborough <mec@voyager.net>
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>
>
>SEEDS IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE
> A FORUM ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD
>Saturday, February 12, 2000
>9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
>First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, Ann
Arbor
>
>Morning Session
>9:00 - 9:10    Introduction
>
>9:10 - 9:40    Plant breeding, genetic engineering and the improvement
of
>plant and animal species - Dr. Charles Sing, University of Michigan
>
>9:40 - 10:10   The potential benefits of genetically modified organisms

-
>Dr. Donald Warkentin, Michigan State University
>
>10:10 -10:40   Environmental and health impacts of genetically modified

>organisms - Dr. Michael Hansen, Consumers Union
>
>10:40 - 11:30  Discussion
>
>Lunch
>11:30- 1:00    Organic, GMO-free, prepared by members of the Community
>Farm of Ann Arbor
>
>
>Afternoon Session
>1:00 - 1:30    Perspective of local organic farmers - Paul Bantle and
>Anne Elder, Community Farm of Ann Arbor
>
>1:30 - 2:00    Perspective of a local conventional farmer - Dale
Lesser,
>Lesser Farms
>
>2:00 - 2:30    Perspective from an organic food retailer - Michael
>Potter, Eden Foods
>
>2:30 - 2:45    Break
>
>2:45 - 3:15    Social and political implications of genetically
modified
>crops - Renske van Staveran, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

>
>3:15 - 3:45    What can we do? Grassroots and community organizing -
Ben
>Lilliston, Organic Consumers Association
>
>3:45 - 5:00    Discussion
>
>
>Organizers:
>Paul Bantle and Anne Elder, Community Farm of Ann Arbor, tel. (734)
>433-0261
>Catherine Badgley, University of Michigan, Environmental Studies
Program,
>tel. (734) 763-6448
>Ivette Perfecto, University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources &
>Environment, tel. (734) 764-1433
>
>Sponsors:
>Organic Growers of Michigan, Ecology Center, People's Food Coop, Whole
>Foods Markets, Arbor Farms, Community Farm of Ann Arbor, Eden Foods,
>University of Michigan -- Environmental Studies Program, Basic Food
Group,
>Environmental Issues Commission, New World Agriculture and Ecology
Group,
>and Agroecology Program
>
>

--
Michele Scarborough
Member Services Director
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette, Ste. 2A
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 487-9539
FAX (517) 487-9541
mec@voyager.net



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