The TPP, Food Sovereignty and Our Health

dr-shiv-chopra-4x3The evening features Dr. Shiv Chopra, with commentary by Jan Slomp, President of the National Farmers Union

APRIL 7, 7:00 PM
Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Center, Courtenay

Dr. Chopra’s presentation will highlight the threat posed to our public health and food safety by the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

The TPP allows the introduction of the Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH), an artificial hormone developed by Monsanto to increase the milk output from dairy cows. During previous attempts to introduce BGH milk into Canadian milk supplies, communities mobilized and prevented the inclusion citing public health concerns.

The TPP is an enormous multilateral agreement that would expand and entrench the rights of corporations in the member states and encompass 40% of the global economy. Far-reaching, the TPP will have an impact on a long list of issues with serious ramifications for the daily lives of Canadians. Even the milk communities drink every day will be affected if the Canadian government ratifies the agreement.

The aim of Dr. Chopra’s speaking tour is to mobilize communities to protect our health, food sovereignty, and oppose BGH and the TPP. The goal is to gain more victories, not only against some of the most powerful corporations in the world such as Monsanto, but also against the sweeping powers of the new international corporate rights agreements that include the TPP.

We’ve done it before, we can do it again! Join us.


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