GM Health Risk Week now on
Dates for your diary - Sept 4-8
GM Health Risk Week is a week of events and discussions examining health risks surrounding GM food.
The aim of the week is to introduce new evidence which casts uncertainty over the safety of GM. It wants to begin a public debate around the risks and regulation of GM food and highlight the results of a recent study by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini, which found that rats fed with Monsanto’s GM NK603 maize and tiny amounts of Roundup pesticide suffered severe organ damage and increased risk of tumours and premature death.
The week of events includes Professor Giles Eric Séralini presenting evidence along with events aiming to highlight the campaigning efforts which already exist to alert decision makers to the need for more research and better regulation of GM.
GM Health Risk Week is an idea which came together between concerned individuals and grassroots organisations. It was developed with the participation and support of a range of organisations inlcuding War on Want; The Sheepdrove Trust; Scotland against Monsanto; GM Free Scotland; GM Free Cymru; gmeducation.org; the Gaia foundation; Food Democracy Now; and Fife Diet.
List of Events
GM Health Risks? An evening of new evidence
With Environment Minister Owen Paterson backing GM, this is a chance to scrutinise the author of the most detailed long-term GM feeding study to date.
When: Wed September 4 19:00 - 20:30
Where: Senate House, Malet Street, LONDON WC1E 7HU
GM: The Future of Farming?
An opportunity to hear researchers, farmers and food campaigners discuss their direct experience with GM technology.
When: Thu September 5 18:00 - 20:00
Where: Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester
What They Don’t Tell You About GM Animal Feed
A unique opportunity to hear from international research scientist Prof. Gilles-Eric Seralini about the potential consequences of using GM animal feed. Sandwiches from 6pm & presentations from 7pm.
When: Fri September 6 18:00 - 21:00
Where: Room A15 (Ground Floor), University of South Wales, Newport City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
Further information about the events can be found on the GM Health Risk website.