I went to the presentation of two Canadian wheat farmers yesterday evening in West Perth and it is pretty clear that WA should stay far from monopolistic companies like Monsanto not only because the GM wheat is scary health wise but also because of the things happening to the farmers and goverment. Monsanto wants to patent every living thing with only one goal, to dominate the world foodmarket and become very powerful and rich!
They have a lot of media power and bring it as "we have to feed the world" which is not true. There is already a surplus of food but it won't reach those people starving because they have no money!
Hearing the stories of experiences from farmers in Canada is eye opening and it was sad there were only a handful of farmers in the audience. If you are interested in more info on the whole GM dilemma, there are several evenings coming up:
Perth Friday 2nd March, 4pm
Hill Lecture Theatre
Education and Humanities Building
Free parking available in Carpark 4
Margaret River Saturday 3rd March, 5.30-7.30pm
Tickets $20 – light refreshments, drinks for sale
RSVP 08 9755 5656 between 9-12pm
More information 97573301
Perth, Sunday 4th March 7pm-8.30pm
Professor Seralini will be accompanied by a French Chef Jerome Douzelet for a Q&A session on GM Foods
Peppermint Grove Library Building
1 Leake Street (corner Leake & Stirling Highway) Peppermint Grove. (5 minutes walk from Cottesloe train station).
Listen to an interview on ABC