Speaking Out for Healthier Food: The Truth about GMOs

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What are GMOs and why do you need to know?  Join us to find out!

Ever wondered what's in your food? Approximately 75% of processed foods in the US contain GMOs - also known as genetically modified organisms, or genetically engineered foods - and most of us eat these on a daily basis without even knowing it. Why does it matter? Join us to find out about the growing evidence of safety concerns from experts John Robbins, Jeffrey M. Smith, and Dr. Myrto Ashe. 

6:00pm - Refreshments, networking, and information tables from local food justice and sustainability organizations (LabelGMOs SFFood ShiftSlow Food SFBiosafety AllianceSF Vegetarian Society)
6:30pm - Live music from Fair Oaks-based musical group Glowbox
7:00pm - Speaking program

$5-10 sliding scale donation; no one turned away for lack of funds

****Please be sure to come at 6pm to enjoy the wonderful refreshments being prepared by local raw Chef Cathy Jeffries, and our other wonderful volunteers!

On the menu are raw strawberry pie, tea sandwiches with carrot pate, fresh fruit, cheese and crackers, and samples from companies including Nutiva and Bakery on main. Don't miss it!

Note, we strongly recommend taking the bus (38, 47, 49) to avoid the difficult parking situation!****


John Robbins  is an author of nine bestsellers that have been translated into 26 languages.  Including The Food RevolutionDiet For A New America, and No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution.  The only son of the founder of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire, John chose to walk away from Baskin-Robbins to "pursue the deeper American Dream...the dream of a society at peace with its conscience because it respects and lives in harmony with all life forms." John is the Founder and Board Chair Emeritus of EarthSave International.

International bestselling author Jeffrey M. Smith is the leading spokesperson on the health dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). He documents how the world’s most powerful Ag biotech companies bluff, bully, and mislead critics, and put the health of society at risk. He's the author of the bestselling books Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette.

Myrto Ashe, MD, MPH, is a board-certified family physician with 20 years experience in the conventional medical paradigm and is now practicing “Functional Medicine”. She specializes in stubborn or persistent medical issues that haven't resolved with other approaches, or seem to require the ongoing use of medication. Dr. Ashe received her training from Brown University, and University of California at Berkeley. 

Sponsored by the Institute for Responsible Technology, LabelGMOs SF, and California Right to Know.

Questions? Contact Liz Kroboth at 

July 26, 2012 at 6pm - 8:30pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church - Starr King Room
1187 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
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Liz Kroboth · · 415-745-2235

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