Organic, four-courses, harvest-table style. And a discussion about one of the most important issues in our food system.
❧ Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network
❧ Jonathan Latham from Independent Science News, NY
❧ Arnold Taylor, Saskatchewan organic grain farmer
Our guests will share the latest information about what’s in our grocery stores, fields and even labs, and discuss their concerns about the claims for what GM technology can achieve, what risks are involved, as well as practical alternatives and organic production.
Lucy and Jonathan will also be speaking at the Friday January 27th evening Keynote Panel at the Guelph Organic Conference: What is the Future of Genetic Engineering?
Warm potato, leek and mushroom salad
Lake Lois Steelhead Trout
with lentils, cabbage, carrots & bacon
Baked Apple & Organic Cream
This Organic Chefs Menu will be available along side our à la carte menu all weekend.
Genetically Modified Foods?
Genetically modified foods are produced through laboratory techniques that change plants and animals right at the molecular level: inserting genes from other species, moving genes around, or switching genes on or off. Many Canadians are concerned about what this means for our environment and our health.
Genetically modified (GM) foods in Canada today reach our plates as ingredients in processed foods and are largely limited to those produced with soy, canola and corn. Unfortunately, however, GM foods may soon become more common because of the recent approval of three new GM whole foods: apples, potatoes and salmon.
There is one group in Canada that is tracking where these new GM foods are – and aren’t. The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) works to research, monitor and raise awareness about issues relating to genetic engineering in food and farming. Thanks to their work, we know that there are not yet GM apples, potatoes or salmon in our grocery stores at the moment. And they are a critical and thoughtful voice for concerns about the adoption of these technologies and the potential consequences.
Find out more and support CBAN! www.cban.ca/gmfoods
A Salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly for pleasure, partly to increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. The Parisian salons in the 17th & 18th centuries served as a meeting ground for group discussion on political, social, and cultural issues.