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Please join The Light Millennium for two special events in the month of October, and note our new CALL For Submissions...
Dedication theme – Issue#30
Date: October 13, 2014 - Pdf
WATER, FOOD, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED AGE...
[Lightmillennium.Org] The Light Millennium is proud to announce the fruit of its 30th dedication theme “Freedom of Information in the Genetically Modified Age,” which has given rise to multiple events, and an exciting body of submissions on its website since May 2014. Its workshop-panel during the 65th UN/NGO Annual Conference (Aug. 28, 2014), “A quest to fulfill hunger of the body and mind Post-2015: Is genetically modified food a solution?” along with its companion panel art exhibit by Julie Mardin, propelled LM founder and executive director to focus on the same themes during her presentation “Sole Warranty towards Sustainable HUMAN Development: Article#19” in the Anuvrat International Conference in Delhi, India (Sept. 26-28, 2014).
This fall, we invite you to two further events borne out of the same dedication theme:
Monday, October 20, 2014 at CUNY-GC, NYC – Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
A panel discussion:
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IN THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED AGE: Water, Food, Health and Environment
The Graduate Center - City University of New York - CUNY
Concourse Level: C204/C205
365 Fifth Avenue, NYC
(34th & 35th Streets)
RSVP by October 19 to EVENT@LIGHTMILLENNIUM.ORG
And please do join us a few days later for an art exhibit and
A CELEBRATION OF THE LIGHT MILLENNIUM, AND ITS ISSUE #30
OCTOBER 25, 2014, 1-6pm.
at Julie Mardin Photography Studio
315 West 39th Street, Ste. 303
New York, NY 10018
(between 8th & 9th Avenues)
Refreshments and open studio as part of the Fashion District Arts Festival, with a special focus on the work prepared for the Light Millennium’s Issue #30 and the recent UN DPI/NGO Conference exhibit.
HONORARY GUEST SPEAKERS at 4pm
RSVP - CELEBRATION FOR ISSUE #30 by October 23 to: EVENT@lightmillennium.org
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OCTOBER 20, 2014 - PANEL DISCUSSION:
This timely discussion will pick up from The Light Millennium's recent panel at the UN Department of Public Information's 65th Annual NGO Conference (Aug. 27-29, 2014), with a continued diverse set of voices, from diplomat to scientists, discussing the problems as well as solutions. Some new voices will join from the academic, environmental and civil rights fields.
As Monsanto spends over $6 million to defeat labeling initiatives in Colorado and Oregon, and powerful trade groups file a law suit against our right to know in the state of Vermont, the need to achieve transparency on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply is more urgent than ever. Freedom of Information in the Genetically Modified Age: Water, Food, Health and Environment will explore whether these altered forms of food are really the cutting edge solution to world hunger that they are claimed to be. Their proprietary nature, the ineffectiveness of mainstream media, private sector influence, are some of the factors that work against full transparency. How does this lack of transparency jeopardize our health, our environment, and our common resources?
∞ MODERATOR: Prof. Abdullah TANSEL, Baruch College
∞ KEYNOTE: Dr. MICHAEL K. HANSEN, Senior Scientist with Consumers Union
∙ H.E. Dr. PALITHA L. KOHONA, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN
∙ H.E. Mr. CARLOS GARCIA, Founder & CEO, CG Global Consultant and former Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the UN, to farmer and consultant
∙ Mr. JOHN KEMPF, founder and CEO of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA)
∙ Ms. JULIE MARDIN, Artist-Activist and Independent Researcher
∙ Ms. BIRCAN ÜNVER, Founding President of The Light Millennium and Permanent Representative to the UN
∞ INTERACTIVE SESSION
∞ CONCLUDING REMARKS by the PANELISTS
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE LM’S NEXT E-ISSUE #31
With renewed inspiration for its 31st Issue, LM will be continuing its dedication concept,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IN THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED AGE: Water, Food, Health and Environment.
To be among the first published group please send us your works by December 19, 2014. However the submission process will be open and ongoing into the spring. Our projected e-publication for the first group of submissions will be January 27, 2015, the 15th anniversary of the LM’s e-publications.
Content Coordinator: Julie Mardin
For further information: http://www.lightmillennium.org/fox-and-gmo-food/list.html
Contact: Bircan Unver – Julie Mardin
Email: EVENT@Lightmillennium.org – INFO@lightmillennium.org
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