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Invite: Public Lecture on Australian Rainforests and Gandhi

Invite: Public Lecture on Australian Rainforests and Gandhi

Events
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series How the Australian Rainforests were saved - the influence of Gandhi Australia-India Council, Kalpvriksh and Toxics Link cordially invite you to an evening imbued in film, music and ecology by renowned conservationists Speaker: John Seed Very few of us are aware that the world's first direct action in defence of rainforests took place at Terania Creek in northern New South Wales (NSW) Australia in 1979. Strongly influenced by Gandhi's principle of Satyagraha, the movement hugely influenced the drafting of a historic legislation by NSW government in 1982 to protect the rainforests there. John Seed, the founder-director of the Rainforest Information Centre, Australia, has been involved in direct actions that have result
Toxics Link Public Lecture on GM Food: Is India Ready?

Toxics Link Public Lecture on GM Food: Is India Ready?

Events
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series GM Food : Is India Ready? Film screening followed by panel discussion The genetically modified food controversy is a dispute over the relative advantages and disadvantages of genetically modified (GM) food crops and other uses of genetically-modified organisms in food production. The dispute involves biotechnology companies, governmental regulators, non-governmental organizations and scientists. Right to choose safe food is a fundamental right of consumers in a democracy. However, the onslaught of GM crops has been robbing the people of their right to choose. In fact according to some experts the production and promotion of Genetically Modified foods as an act of Bio-terrorism. Safety is a major issue in this controvers

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