Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
*Global Justice Action Summit--International Forum/Fair* June 20-24, 2002. Missoula, MT. Organized by Partners for Global Justice and Sustainable Communities. Discussion and forum topics include human rights, sustainable agriculture, global justice, fair trade, jubilee and rights of indigenous peoples. Full day Festival of Sustainability includes cooperative games, music, exhibitions and workshops. Also includes interfaith peace gathering and sustainable transportation caravan. No registration cost. Contact Global Justice Action Summit; phone (406) 541-2001; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.globaljas.org.
*BioJUSTICE and BioDIVERSITY: 6th International Grassroots Gathering on Genetic Engineering* June 7-9, 2002. Toronto, ON, Canada. Presented by Polaris Institute, Council of Canadians, BIOdevastation Toronto Coalition and Institute for Social Ecology. Workshop and forum topics include genetic engineering in agriculture and pharmaceuticals, biowarfare, genetic discrimination, trade regimes and corporate control. Speakers include Vandana Shiva, David Suzuki, Nancy Olivieri and Gregor Wolbring. CAN$25 before May 27, CAN$35 at the door, CAN$10 for students and seniors. To register, contact BioJUSTICE Registration, c/o Council of Canadians, 502-151 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3, CANADA; phone (800) 387-7177; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.biodev.org.
*14th IFOAM Organic World Congress and Organic World Exhibition* August 21-28, 2002. Victoria, BC, Canada. Hosted by IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) and COG (Canadian Organic Growers). International gathering of farmers and farmer organizations, researchers and policy makers, trade representatives and certification agencies, NGOs and activists working in rural and community development. Featured themes are organic production and environmental responsibilities, redesigning food systems, and people and the process of change. Trilingual keynote presentations in English, French and Spanish. Registration costs before May 31: CAN$300 for IFOAM/COG members, CAN$400 for non-members. To register, contact IFOAM 2002, c/o Bldg. 20, 8801 East Saanich Rd., Sydney, BC V8L 1H3, Canada; phone (250) 655-5652; fax (250) 655-5657; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.cog.ca/ifoam2002.
*Conference on Ecolabels and the Greening of the Food Market* November 7-9, 2002. Boston, MA. Organized by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. Gathering of companies and environmental groups that offer, use or are considering ecolabels, inspection and certification bodies, academics and private research groups, trade and consumer-interest groups, and food labeling-related government agencies. Will cover current uses of ecolabels, their known effects on food marketing, and ecolabeling controversies. Registration cost is US$125. To register, contact Willie Lockeretz, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155; phone (617) 627-5264; email email@example.com; Web site http://nutrition.tufts.edu/conted/ecolabels.
*Genetic Engineering and Intrinsic Value and Integrity of Animals and Plants* September 18-21, 2002. Edinburgh, UK. Prepared by ifGene (International Form for Genetic Engineering). Presentations and workshops with horticulturalists, ethicists, policy analysts, lawyers, anthropologists and biologists. Topics include farming, environmental ethics, bioethics, marketing the products of genetically engineered organisms, public perception of biotechnology, animal welfare, sustainable and organic agriculture policy making, breeding, rural development, socio-economics and governmental & European policy making. Registration costs before July 19: standard UK$145, corporate UK$200, students UK$90. To register, contact Dr David J. Heaf, Hafan, Cae Llwyd, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0SG, UK; phone/fax 44 (17-66) 523-181; email 101622.2773@Compuserve.Com; Web site http://www.anth.org/ifgene/2002.htm.