Myths & Truths of Gene-edited Foods

Special online briefing for everyone, campaigners and NGOs
3pm Wednesday 9 September
Speakers:


Dr Michael Antoniou: London-based molecular geneticist
Claire Robinson, MPhil: co-author of GMO Myths and Truths 2018 4th edition.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
MPs and Peers - please kindly register on the page given in your invitation to the 4 Sept special event for politicians. Please email allianceforfoodpurity@arrow.org.uk if you would like additional invitations.
A simple, user-friendly presentation about the scientific evidence pointing to potential risks and dangers from gene-edited foods.
The Government has said it is planning a public consultation in the Autumn with a view to altering legislation so that
gene-edited foods are treated the same way as natural foods. Despite evidence that gene editing could introduce new toxins and allergens into our foods, the legislation change would mean no safety checking and no labelling, taking away our choice about whether to eat these risky foods.
Please share this webpage www.AllianceforFoodPurity.org.uk/webinars with your friends so that they can join the above event and write to their MP.

YOU can help make a difference

Please send a reminder to your MP about a different online event
All members of the House of Commons and House of Lords have been invited to an online event only for politicians at: 
11 am Friday 4 September
Myths & Truths of Gene-edited Foods
Speakers:
Dr Michael Antoniou: London-based molecular geneticist.
Claire Robinson, MPhil: co-author of GMO Myths and Truths 
Please remind your MP about the importance of this event
If local people write to their MP to say that this topic is of great concern to them, MPs are much more likely to attend. You can find your MP and send them a message at www.theyworkforyou.com/mp

 
Suggested points for your message to your MP
 
Please put in your own words: 
 
Please keep the regulation, safety checks and labelling of gene-edited foods in place. The Government says it intends to remove them.
 
Proponents claim that gene editing is a precise, safe technology with predictable outcomes. Far from being precise and predictable, these lab-based, artificial interventions damage plant or animal DNA, not just at the intended site of the genetic alteration, but elsewhere.
 
Gene editing alters how genes function, which can create new allergens and toxins. 
 
The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility – 61 leading international scientists – has expressed grave concerns. They say that the radical nature of gene edited changes could result in “unexpectedly high levels” of known toxins, or even in the creation of novel ones.
 
Scientific evidence of risks from gene-editing technology is at allianceforfoodpurity.org.uk
I hope you will attend the online event which is only for politicians at 11am 4 September with Dr Antoniou and Claire Robinson and hosted by Alliance for Food Purity.

ALLIANCE FOR FOOD PURITY is a campaign of ARROW Northwest - a voluntary organisation with no paid workers committed to achieving its aims through peaceful and legal means. Since 1995 our environmental campaigns have been supported by thousands of local people, many councillors and MPs. ARROW promotes waste reduction, sustainable communities, sustainable management of natural resources, and opposes economic activity which is damaging to human health, the environment and the climate.  We do not trade. A not-for-profit company limited by guarantee registration no. 3792757 (England and Wales). Registered address:    ARROW, Beacon House, Willow Walk, Skelmersdale, Lancs. WN86UR. This business centre is used by many other unconnected organisations.