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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

1/21: Freedom to Farm Panel at UNM to Discuss Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops

Dragonfarm The young farmers from Dragon Farm in the South Valley in Albuquerque invite you to a discussion on the potential impact of contamination by genetically engineered crops on our local food system. The panel discussion will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, January 21, at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building, Ballroom A.

We are invited to learn what we can do to preserve our freedom to farm, save seeds and feed our community and to learn about efforts in the New Mexico State Legislature in regards to this issue. Some discussion will center on HB 46 and SB 51, sponsored by Sen. Stephen Fischmann (D-Mesilla Park) and Rep. Paul Bandy (R-Aztec), which would provide protection for farmers from liability over possession of genetically engineered product.

Participating in the panel will be experts and advocates on this issue, including Isaura Andaluz, Michael Reed and Dan Young. Several state legislators have also been invited, Sens. Tim Keller, Linda Lopez and Jerry Ortiz y Pino, and Rep. Miguel Garcia. You can RSVP for the event via Facebook

If you went to the Downtown Growers Market this summer in Albuquerque, perhaps you bought some delicious greens at the Dragon Farm booth.

January 19, 2011 at 09:54 AM in Agriculture, Events, NM Legislature 2011 | Permalink

Comments

Saving seeds can get you labeled terrorist or criminal. Monsanto will sue. See Food Inc.
70% to 90% infant morality if baby rats from feeding pregnant and lactating mother rats GMO round-up ready soy.
They aren't even engineering the food to be more nutritious or wholesome. They are engineering the food to tolerate the toxic environmentally unsustainable mass farming methods on corporate farms. It's just gross and immoral.

Posted by: qofdisks | Jan 19, 2011 2:02:35 PM