Food expert to speak

Free forum to discuss dangers of genetically modified crops

Local groups are touting a public forum in Langley as a chance to learn how genetically modified crops threaten the future of organic food and family farms.

Sponsored by GE Free Surrey, GE Free Langley, Society for a GE Free B.C., the Council of Canadians (Surrey-Langley-White Rock) and the Canadian Biotech Action Network, the forum will feature CBAN co-ordinator Lucy Sharratt.

Ottawa-based Sharratt is described by organizers as “one of Canada’s foremost experts on genetically modified food.” She has campaigned on and researched the issue for 15 years.

The forum is to take place Nov. 8 , 7-9 p.m. at the Fraser River Presentation Theatre, 20338 65 Ave.

City of Surrey councillors and agriculture committee members have been invited to attend.

For more information, call 604-506-5576 or 604-536-6706, or visit www.cban.ca/events