Tentative SCHEDULE for Biodevastation 7

Here is the current schedule, as of late April:

7th International Gathering on Biodevastation

Genetic Engineering: A Technology of Corporate Control

A Forum on Environmental Racism, World Agriculture and Biowarfare

Location: Mildred Bastian Theatre, 5600 Oakland, St. Louis, Missouri

USA

Friday, May 16, 2003

9:00 am registration and such

9:45 am. Welcome, announcement of bike caravan, DC event (discussion in afternoon)

10:00 am – 11:45 pm. Panel (A): THE INTERNATIONAL THREAT TO FARMS AND FARMERS

Percy Schmeiser, Canadian Farmer

Lawrence Tsimese, Agricultural Reform Movement (Ghana)

Felder Freeman, Federation of Southern Cooperatives

George Naylor, National Family Farm Coalition

noon – 2 pm: lunch

2 – 3:45 pm: Concurrent workshops

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Plenary, bike caravan, DC plans, introduce proposals for resolutions and actions from gathering

5 – 7 pm: dinner

7 – 10 pm: Featured Panel (B): GLOBALIZATION AND FOOD IMPERIALISM

Vandana Shiva, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology (India)

Mwananyanda Mbikusita Lewanika, National Institute for Scientific & Industrial Research (Zambia)

Brian Tokar, Institute for Social Ecology (Vermont)

John Kinsman, Family Farm Defenders (Wisconsin)

Saturday, May 17, 2003

9:15 am registration

9:30 am. Optional plenary with announcements and discussion

10:00 am – 11:45pm Panel (C): BIOWARFARE

Edward Hammond, Sunshine Project

Steve Erickson, Citizens Education Project

Inga Olson, Tri-Valley CAREs

Joshua English, Stop the UCD Biolab Now!

12:00 – 1:45 pm: lunch

1:45 – 3:30 pm. Concurrent workshops

3:45 – 5:30 pm Concurrent workshops

5:30 – 7:30 pm: dinner

7:30 – 10 pm. Featured Panel (D): ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM

Mark Mitchell, Connecticut Coalition for Env’l Justice

Michael Hansen, Consumer Policy Institute

Sujatha Byravan, Council for Responsible Genetics

(others TBA)

Sunday, May 18, 2003

9:15 am registration

9:30 am. Optional plenary with announcements and discussion

10:00 am – 11:45. Panel (E): CROP CONTAMINATION AND THE FUTURE OF INDIGENOUS AGRICULTURE

Mae-Wan Ho, Institute of Science in Society (UK)

Ignacio Chapela, University of California at Berkeley

Ana Ruiz Diaz, Red de Permacultura (Mexico)

Michael Dorsey, Dartmouth College

12:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch in the park

2:00 – 5:00 pm: Protest at the World Agricultural Forum

5:00 – 700 pm: dinner

7:00 – 9:00 pm Plenary for proposals, decisions, future plan strategizing

 

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