San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
One of the most controversial environmental actions in Florida’s history is under consideration: a Genetically Engineered (GE) Mosquito Experiment. Florida’s looming policy decision will set a precedent for the entire United States.
On Monday, January 27, 2014 at Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Ave, Key West, FL, a panel of experts will discuss the potential health, environmental, and economic risks this genetically engineered insect experiment could have in Florida. “The GE Mosquito Trial Experiment is unnecessary, risky, and expensive,” states Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology. “The Florida Keys do not have any dengue fever cases, so we do not need this experiment.” Florida entomologist Dr. Marjorie Hoy states, “There is a long list of scientific questions that require answers so that regulatory officials can make informed decisions about releases of genetically modified insects into the environment, even for temporary releases.”
Press Reception 5:30-630pm
Documentary screening - Scratching the Surface 6:30-7:15pm
Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A 7:15-8:45pm
Closing remarks 8:45-9:00pm
Panel of Experts and Film Screening Scratching the Surface (Part 3 of a 3 city Florida tour) in which we will also discuss HB 1 Introduced by Rep. Vasilinda and SB 558 Sen. Ring (to label GMOs in our State) and GE Mosquitoes.
Jeffrey M. Smith, International best-selling author and filmmaker; Executive Director, Institute for Responsible Technology and leading spokesperson on the health dangers of GMOs.
Michael Hansen, Consumers Union http://consumersunion.org/experts/michael-hansen/
Donations accepted. www.gmofreeflorida.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL Trish@gmofreeflorida.org
Hosted by The Wellness Center at Post Haste Pharmacy The Robert Fishman Institute, Green Bar & Kitchen, Sovereign Silver Institute for Responsible Technology - The Tipping Point Network, GMO Free Florida, Food & Water Watch - Florida, Florida Keys Environmental Coalition and Hippocrates Health Institute