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Sunday, March 4, 2012

12006 :: Label GMO's :: 2.21.12

Date :: 21 FEB 2012 | Monday
Time :: 8:00pm - 9:30pm | Doors Open @ 7:30pm
Location :: PB Loft | 821 Traction Ave. #108 LA, CA 90013
RSVP Required ::


Downtown LA Signature Gathering Training for the 2012 Ballot Initiative Campaign to have GMO Foods labeled.

This will be a 1-hour training session to learn how to gather valid signatures. Legalities and techniques (such as the Two-Person Team method) will be covered.

Many of us currently Eat Genetically Engineered Food, But Don't Know It.
A genetically engineered food is a plant or meat product that has had its DNA artificially altered in a laboratory by genes from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria, in order to produce foreign compounds in that food. This type of genetic alteration is not found in nature, and is experimental. The correct scientific term is "transgenics," and is also often referred to as (GE) genetically engineered.

Much of the world already requires Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods.
50 countries with over 40% of the world's population already label genetically engineered foods, including the entire European Union. Even China labels genetically engineered foods. California has the opportunity to lead the US on this important issue.

A Simple Proposition for California in 2012 ::
The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act is simple :: The initiative would simply require food sold in retail outlets to be labeled if it contains genetically engineered ingredients.

Training Facilitator ::
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Erin McMorrow is the Los Angeles Regional Coordinator for the Label GMO's campaign. She is also a doctoral student in Urban Planning at the University of Southern California focusing on sustainable cities and affordable housing. Erin writes a monthly column on sustainable urban living for Bamboo Magazine.

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Please bring a notebook & a pen.

Parking ::
All day parking is $5.00 across the street from the loft at 830 Traction Ave.
Street parking is also available on Traction Ave. & Avery St. [small street/alleyway] next to the Public Storage Building