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Lunchtime Public Forum - Gene Crops and Foods

Lunchtime Public Forum - Gene Crops and Foods

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Lunchtime Public Forum
Gene Crops and Foods

on Tuesday, 27th July with Mark Peck (MP, Labour), Phillida Bunkle (MP, Alliance) Jeanette Fitzsimons (MP, The Greens)

at the Wellington Senior Centre in the Central Library, Victoria St, Wellington on the mezzanine floor, next to the lifts

12.15 - 1.45 pm

admission free, koha to assist with the costs will be appreciated

Organisers: ecology discovery foundation new zealand (charitable trust), tel. 3843269 Hosted by: Wellington Senior Centre, tel. 8014117

This is the second of two lunchtime gene food public forum debates. The first forum was on 20th July, with the participation of Hon. Denis Marshall (MP, National) and Hon. Ken Shirley (MP, ACT). Ms Jenny Bloxham (MP, NZ First) was hindered by the Christchurch fog. She may participate this Tuesday 27th July.

The forums are organised by ecology discovery foundation new zealand (charitable trust). Edf-ecoglobe is politically neutral and committed to the promotion of environmental knowledge.

"The public is anxious to learn more about GMOs, genetic engineering and labelling," says Helmut Lubbers, trustee of ecology discovery foundation. "We believe that people want to know what our parties think of GMOs, without the usual 'political bickering'. That's why we have invited parties of one side of the political spectrum on one Tuesday, and the other side a week later."

The forums will be moderated by an independent chairperson, Mr. David Prout, profeesional engineer and businessman. The speakers will speak for approx. ten minutes each. This will leave a large share of the time for public participation and debate.

The forums are free of charge and open to young and old. A koha to assist with the costs will be appreciated.

Helmut E. Lubbers
BE MsSocSci DipEcol
trustee
ecology discovery foundation
new zealand (charitable trust)
Further information:
Helmut Lubbers, tel. 3843269; Wellington Senior Centre, tel. 8014117


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