This morning I received the following invitation to a U.K. presentation on “Myths and Truths of Gene-edited Foods” on September 9. It will be given by the editor of GMWatch, the world’s foremost news-gatherer on GMO issues, and the genetics engineer who, in an interview many years ago, gave me the first clear understanding of exactly why GMOs present a major health risk. They co-authored the book “GMO Myths and Truths: A Citizen’s Guide to the Evidence on the Safety and Efficacy of Genetically Modified Crops and Foods”
latest condensed version: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993436722/ 2014 online edition (pre-CRISPR tech):
The webinar is targeted to a U.K. audience, given the government’s policy shift toward GMOs in part as a result of Brexit, manifested by the impending threat of having CRISPR-edited foods lumped in with “natural” foods. But that threat is ever-present here as well, and the powerful forces behind the “they’re all the same” propaganda are the same here as there. The scientific content you can learn from this is applicable everywhere, and I can’t think of a better place to get it.
—————————– Myths and Truths of Gene-edited Foods
Special online briefing for the public, campaigners and NGOs
A simple, user-friendly presentation will be held about the scientific evidence pointing to potential risks and dangers from gene-edited foods. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
3pm British Summer Time, Wednesday 9 September 2020 [10 AM EDT]
Speakers: * Dr Michael Antoniou – Molecular geneticist based at one of the major London universities * Claire Robinson, MPhil – editor at GMWatch and co-author of the book GMO Myths and Truths 2018, 4th edition.
Please register here: www.allianceforfoodpurity.org.uk/webinars
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The UK Government has said it is planning a public consultation in the autumn with a view to altering legislation so that gene-edited foods are treated the same way as natural foods. Despite evidence that gene editing could introduce new toxins and allergens into our foods, the legislation change would mean no safety checking and no labelling, taking away our choice about whether to eat these risky foods.
The briefing will be hosted by the Alliance for Food Purity.
More information: www.AllianceforFoodPurity.org.uk/webinars
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