Speakers tour on genetically engineered foods headed to Osoyoos

Dr. Thierry Vrain and Dr. Shiv Chopra will discuss the ins and outs of genetically engineered organisms.

NDP MP Alex Atamanenkoand the Okanagan-Similkameen Farm Labour Society are hosting Genetically Engineered Foods and Human Health: A Cross-Canada Speaker’s Tour.

Two Canadian scientists and local growers will answer your questions about GE/GMO research and foods.  Dr. Thierry Vrain, former head of the biotechnology at the Summerland Research Station, was paid to research and promote genetically engineered organisms. After a 30-year career with Agriculture Canada, he speaks against GE technology.

Dr. Shiv Chopra is a former Health Canada senior scientific advisor who blew the whistle on bovine growth hormone (rBGH).  Banned in Canada, bovine growth hormone induces excessive milk production in cows.

This is a free event with a suggested donation of $5.00 at the door.  No one will be turned away.  Doors open at 6:30 pm Tuesday Nov. 26 at the Watermark Beach Resort Vineyard Room (across from Shoppers Drug Mart on Highway 3) in Osoyoos.  For info contact Arlene Arlow of the Okanagan-Similkameen Farm Labour Society at aarlow@telus.net or call 250-488-7567.  Check out the cross-Canada tour at:  gefreebc.wordpress.com/gefoodstour