People & Events

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UPCOMING EVENTS

8/2-8/3 – Rio Dell’s Wildwood Days

 

We’ll be there!  Come volunteer to show your support for Measure P, or just stop by the table to say hi!  For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, contact Yes on P Event Coordinator Robin Praszker at yesonp2014@gmail.com.

 

8/11 – Folie Douce Fundraiser

On Monday, August 11th, Arcata’s renowned Folie Douce restaurant (http://www.foliedoucearcata.com/) will be opening for a one-night-only benefit dinner for the Committee for a GMO Free Humboldt- Yes on P. Space is limited!  The evening will feature a 4-course fixed menu at $50 per person (drinks not included). Courses will include appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Proceeds from food and drink benefit the local initiative to protect Humboldt County’s farmers, our community and our environment by prohibiting the cultivation and production of GMOs in the county.  More information on the Facebook event page.

 

8/27 & 8/29 – Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Ray Seidler on “The Truth About GMOs”

Measure P is a carefully targeted ordinance which pertains only to the growing or raising of GMOs and will not affect the sale or consumption of food with GMO ingredients.  However, news of the measure has made lots of local residents curious about the broader issues surrounding GMOs.  Therefore, in the interest of public education, the Yes on Measure P campaign is helping to bring several distinguished speakers to Humboldt County to talk about various aspects of the broader GMO debate.

The first speaker in the series is Dr. Ramon (Ray) Seidler, a retired microbiologist.  Dr. Seidler spent 16 years as a professor of microbiology at Oregon State University and 17 years as a senior research scientist and team leader at the US Environmental Protection Agency.  Dr. Seidler has authored or co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications and three books.  While at the EPA, Dr. Seidler wrote the first GMO biosafety research plan and conducted extensive research on GMOs.  Among many other honors and awards, Dr. Seidler was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology and twice received the US EPA’s Bronze Medal for research service to the agency.  Dr. Seidler will speak on “The Truth About GMOs” at the following times:

  • Wednesday, August 27th, 6:30 pm (hors d’oeuvres at 6:00) at the Humboldt Grange in Eureka
  • Friday, August 29th, 7:00 pm at Humboldt State University’s Native American Forum in Arcata

 

9/5 & 9/6 – Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Michael Hansen on “Are Genetically Engineered Foods Safe to Eat?  What Are the Risks, and Who Ensures Safety?”

Michael Hansen

Measure P is a carefully targeted ordinance which pertains only to the growing or raising of GMOs and will not affect the sale or consumption of food with GMO ingredients.  However, news of the measure has made lots of local residents curious about the broader issues surrounding GMOs.  Therefore, in the interest of public education, the Yes on Measure P campaign is helping to bring several distinguished speakers to Humboldt County to talk about various aspects of the broader GMO debate.

The second speaker in the series is Dr. Michael Hansen.  Dr. Hansen is a Senior Staff Scientist at Consumers Union, a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the rights of consumers and the publisher of Consumer Reports magazine.  Dr. Hansen is an expert on food safety issues.  He represents Consumers Union and other organizations at international fora on food safety.  Among many other prominent roles, Dr. Hansen has served on the USDA Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology, the California Department of Food and Agriculture Food Biotechnology Advisory Committee, and a FAO/WHO Joint Consultation on Genetically Engineered Animals.  Dr. Hansen will speak on “Are Genetically Engineered Foods Safe to Eat?  What Are the Risks, and Who Ensures Safety?” at the following times:

  • Friday, September 5th, 7:00 pm at Humboldt State University’s Native American Forum in Arcata
  • Saturday, September 6th, time TBA, at Bear River Casino in Loleta

 

9/12 & 9/13 – Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Ignacio Chapela on “GMOs: Who Wins, Who Loses?”

chapela-ignacio

Measure P is a carefully targeted ordinance which pertains only to the growing or raising of GMOs and will not affect the sale or consumption of food with GMO ingredients.  However, news of the measure has made lots of local residents curious about the broader issues surrounding GMOs.  Therefore, in the interest of public education, the Yes on Measure P campaign is helping to bring several distinguished speakers to Humboldt County to talk about various aspects of the broader GMO debate.

The third speaker in the series is Dr. Ignacio Chapela.  Dr. Chapela is an Associate Professor of Microbial Ecology at the University of California, Berkeley.  He has  held various research posts in the UK, Switzerland, Norway, and on both coasts of the United States.  Before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Dr. Chapela, a native of Mexico, worked in the agro- and pharma industry, academia and policy-making institutions.  In addition to his work on microbial ecology he has also engaged in research on the access, ownership and stewardship of genetic resources.  Dr. Chapela also served on the US National Academy of Sciences’ Special Committee on the Environmental Impacts of Transgenic Crops.  Dr. Chapela will speak on “GMOs: Who Wins, Who Loses?” at the following times:

  • Friday, September 12th, 7:00 pm at Humboldt State University’s Native American Forum in Arcata
  • Saturday, September 13th, time and location TBA

3 thoughts on “People & Events

  1. how can i get one of your t-shirts

  2. Keep the earth growing fresh !

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