14 November 2002
DENNIS AVERY IN LONDON FOR PRO-GM FEST
We understand the organisers of the World Food and Farming conference at Olympia on 25th and 26th November have belatedly been persuaded to include a couple of additional speakers in their line up to balance up an otherwise ferociously pro-GM event that includes Dennis Avery, Ben Gill, Per Pinstrup Andersen, Lord Selborne, Lord Plumb and Margaret Karembu.
more details at http://www.wffc.co.uk/
"Overview: An international congress launching in London this year will examine the challenges, debate the effect and predict the impact on the future of world food, agriculture and trade."
On the Tuesday afternoon there is an event with a fig leaf of balance c/o Tewolde Egziabher:
THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE AFFLUENT CONSUMER AND THE NEED OF THE MAJORITY
Those who live in the West have the luxury of being able to choose the kind of food they want and the way it is produced. Is advancement in science being denied to developing countries on the grounds of emotion and not fact?
Speakers: Pedro de Carmargo Neto (Brazil) is State Secretary for Production and Commercialisation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Supply, Brazil; Dr Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, (Ethiopia), General Manager of the Environmental Protection Authority of Ethiopia; Dennis Avery (United States), Global Food Issues at the Hudson Institute 3.00 - 3.15pm Tea and Coffee 3.15 - 3.30pm Chair's comments: tbc 3.30 - 4.15pm Questions and Answers 4.15 - 5.15pm Keynote Speaker: Ben Gill (United Kingdom), President, NFU; President, CEA; Vice President, COPA 5.15 - 5.30pm Close of Congress - Lord Plumb's (United Kingdom) final comments and Piet Bukman (Holland), Vice Chairman, IPC. Former Minister of Agriculture, of Trade and of Development Cooperation.
Resisting GE or Die Ultimatum:
Force-feeding the world: http://ngin.tripod.com/forcefeed.htm