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If you agree that food is essential; that seed-saving is not a crime and that farmers should not be sued when GMO seed/pollen lands in their fields, and that we all deserve the right to have GMO food labeled, then please join us.
"David VS Monsanto", a film by Bertram Verhaag
Imagine that a storm blows across your garden and that now, genetically-manipulated seeds are in your crops. A multi-national corporation pays you a visit, and demands that you surrender your crops - and then sues you for $200 000 for the illegal use of patented, GM seeds. In this definitive David and Goliath battle, one farmer stands up against a massive multinational, and their right to claim ownership to a living organism.
This is an engrossing film about the battle between 'David' ( Percy Schmeiser a small farmer) and 'Goliath' (Monsanto). The definitive documentary on our increasingly genetically modified world.
With Special Guest Panel:
Alex Atamanenko: NDP MP for the BC Southern Interior and Is currently serving on the Standing Committee for Agriculture and Agri-Food, former critic portfolios include Agriculture & Agri-Food, Rural Affairs and Canadian Wheat Board.
Heidi Osterman: A certified nutritionist and founder of the True Food Foundation. After seeing the documentary the Future of Food in March of 2010, Heidi has worked non-stop to understand what is happening with our food supply.
Robert Dixon: An experienced organic inspector who has been active for over fifteen years in the Okanagan. Organic certification is the only food production process that explicitly prohibits genetically modified organisms.
All are very passionate about the topic of food production, the elimination GMOs and the need for food labeling.