Speaking Out for Healthier Food: The Truth about GMOs
Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What are GMOs and why do you need to know? Join us to find out!
Ever wondered what's in your food? Approximately 75% of processed foods in the US contain GMOs - also known as genetically modified organisms, or genetically engineered foods - and most of us eat these on a daily basis without even knowing it. Why does it matter? Join us to find out about the growing evidence of safety concerns from experts John Robbins, Jeffrey M. Smith, and Dr. Myrto Ashe.
6:00pm - Refreshments, networking, and information tables from local food justice and sustainability organizations (LabelGMOs SF, Food Shift, Slow Food SF, Biosafety Alliance, SF Vegetarian Society)
6:30pm - Live music from Fair Oaks-based musical group Glowbox
7:00pm - Speaking program
$5-10 sliding scale donation; no one turned away for lack of funds
John Robbins is an author of nine bestsellers that have been translated into 26 languages. Including The Food Revolution, Diet For A New America, and No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution. The only son of the founder of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire, John chose to walk away from Baskin-Robbins to "pursue the deeper American Dream...the dream of a society at peace with its conscience because it respects and lives in harmony with all life forms." John is the Founder and Board Chair Emeritus of EarthSave International.
International bestselling author Jeffrey M. Smith is the leading spokesperson on the health dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). He documents how the world’s most powerful Ag biotech companies bluff, bully, and mislead critics, and put the health of society at risk. He's the author of the bestselling books Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette.
Myrto Ashe, MD, MPH, is a board-certified family physician with 20 years experience in the conventional medical paradigm and is now practicing “Functional Medicine”. She specializes in stubborn or persistent medical issues that haven't resolved with other approaches, or seem to require the ongoing use of medication. Dr. Ashe received her training from Brown University, and University of California at Berkeley.
Sponsored by the Institute for Responsible Technology, LabelGMOs SF, and California Right to Know.
When & Where
LabelGMOs San Francisco
Label GMOs San Francisco is a local group of volunteers supporting the state-wide, grassroots effort to get the California
Right to Know Genetically Engineered Foods Act on the California ballot this fall and passed. This group gathered over
16,000 signatures in San Francisco to help get the initiative on the ballot. Their current focus is on community outreach and
education and gathering endorsements for Pro 37 from individuals and businesses. For more information on Label GMOs San
Francisco, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the state campaign and the food labeling ballot initia-
tive, visit: www.carighttoknow.org.