Genetic Engineering: Worth the Risks?  October 13 - 15, 2000

The Genetic Engineering Action Network (GEAN) and Free Agency are organizing a New York area conference on genetic engineering October 13 - 15 at the City University of New York's midtown campus in Manhattan (365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets). 

The GEAN New York Conference will present speakers, workshops and an educational "Biotech Roadshow". 

The event is free and open to the public.

Genetic engineering is the manipulation of genes -- the building blocks of life -- to make new life forms that have never existed before.  These experiments are being brought from the labs right into our lives as genetically engineered plants, foods, trees and animals are being released into our environment without any long-term sfatey tests or controls.  The effetcs on human health, the environment and society could be very dangerous according to current studies.

The purpose of the conference is to publicize the dangers of genetic engineering and the better alternatives, and to help build a strong movement against irresponsible genetic engineering.

Join us for an exciting weekend!

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Detailed info on the Event (on CUNY site)

Center for Food Safety

Council for Responsible Genetics

Genetically Engineered Food Alert

Organic Consumers Association

Greenpeace Genetic Engineering Campaign

Friends of the Earth

Genetic Engineering Action Network and Free Agency
Renske van Staveren & Christina Cobb


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