30 Oct 2008
Talk in Stroud on threat to natural medicines and food
I just came across a comment left on a previous blog of mine and wanted to publicise it more widely - the series of talks start with a look at a topic I have covered previously about the threat to natural medicines and food - I am not sure I can get to that talk but it looks like being worth a visit. Anyhow here it is:
Uncommon Knowledge is a brand new series of talks and presentations at the Painswick Inn Project, Gloucester Street, Stroud. The regular events, organised by Christopher Hill and Theresa Johnson, will bring together top speakers from different fields under a common theme:
“Many societies seem to be entering a period of transition, whether environmental, cultural or economic. We feel this is a good time to be raising questions, re-evaluating old perspectives, and looking at ourselves and the world with fresh eyes. We hope Uncommon Knowledge will provide a platform for new and exciting research that will entertain us and challenge some of our preconceptions.”
The series kicks off on Thursday 13th November at 7.15 pm with The Global Food and Drug Code, a presentation by Scott Tips and Ian R Crane. Scott is President of the US based National Health Federation (www.nhf.com) and author of the book 'Codex Alimentarius: Global Food Imperialism'. Independent researcher Ian R Crane is the author, presenter and producer of one of the best selling DVD's on the Codex agenda, focusing on what is being seen by many as an international threat by corporate industry and global organisations like the WTO (World Trade Organisation) to natural farming, global food standards and complementary health.
This topic is extremely pertinent following the recent revelation that, 'Gordon Brown and other European leaders are secretly preparing an unprecedented campaign to spread GM crops and foods in Britain and throughout the continent...', as reported in the 26th October edition of The Independent on Sunday (see my blog on that here). The following day the headline of the Daily Express screamed, 'PURPLE TOMATO CAN BEAT CANCER' (see above photo taken from their website). So it would seem that the 'campaign' is already underway.
Event organiser Christopher Hill said, “This will be Scott’s first public presentation in the UK, so we are particularly excited to welcome him to Stroud, home of the Biodynamic Agricultural Association.” Admission price is £4 on the night, and doors open at 7pm. See my blog previously on Codex here and re Ian Crane's talk in Stroud here.
Update this evening - see Green party comment on purple tomatos: