Genetic Roulette showing in Brighton

Color Brighton Green is sponsoring a showing of Genetic Roulette January 6th, Brighton Memorial Library in the Friends Learning Center, starting at 6:30 PM.  See Color Brighton Green for more info.

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PlantPure Nation Documentary Showing

plantpurenationPlantPure Nation is a film about food justice; about bringing the benefits of a plant-based diet into the mainstream and to the attention of our elected officials.

Even more exciting is that this film screening represents the kickoff here in Rochester of the local initiative that the film depicts happening in Kentucky and elsewhere: bringing a healthy diet to low-income people in a 10-Day Jumpstart Program that provides all food for 10 days and has a doctor test their health before and after.

  • When: Sunday, September 27
  • Time: Two showings, 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
  • Where: Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave #100, Rochester, NY 14610
  • Tickets: Adults $7, Kids $3:

Profits go to the PlantPure Nation foundation, which, among other things, uses its Jumpstart program to introduce 10-days of plant-based meals to underserved and low-income community members.

Visit for tickets or purchase at door.


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GMO Labeling Rally and Lobby Day

April 28, 2015, 11:30-3:00 in Albany, NY

There’s a bus going from Rochester: sign up at the bottom of this Right to Know page.

Also see the event Facebook page.

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Rochester March Against Monsanto 2015

Debra Lindsey is organizing a March Against Monsanto at Brighton’s Twelve Corners again, for May 23, 2015 at noon.  Check out the Facebook event for updates and to RSVP.  Hope to see you there!

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GMO Article in Abundance Co-op’s Newsletter

Check out Elizabeth Henderson’s article in the January/February 2015 edition of The Rutabaga Rap!

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Genetic Roulette film at RIT

grmcover_new_smallWe’re bringing the GMO documentary Genetic Roulette to RIT in November, and it’s open to the public.

It will be Saturday, November 15th, at 2pm, in an auditorium in RIT’s Building 76, the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, room 1125.  The one-hour film will be followed by a panelist discussion.  Thanks to RIT’s SEAL (Student Environmental Action League) for making this possible.


Dr. Hector Flores has a background in plant biology and a Ph.D. in biology. He has served as program director for the National Science Foundation and currently works as the dean of graduate studies at RIT.

Dr. Mary-Anne Courtney has a background in microbiology and genetics, and has a Ph.D. in Molecular and Microbial Genetics. She is a professor within the College of Science at RIT.

Eveline Hartz is a retired RN, and is also certified as a holistic health coach. She has shown a number of movies regarding genetic engineering practices and GMOs and their relation to food production.

Dr. Sandi Connelly has a background in biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. She has a Ph.D. in zoology. She is a professor within the College of Science at RIT.

George Payne is a Gandhian activist who’s focus is on the immorality of overconsumption. He believes that GMOs are not a long-term solution to feeding the world’s population.

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Looking for panelists

We are looking for panelists knowledgeable about GMOs to be available for questions after a showing of the film Genetic Roulette at RIT in November.  I expect there will be pro-biotech panelists, so it would be good to have a balance, particularly scientists or doctors.

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Gandhi Earth Keepers International

There’s a new environmental organization in Rochester that takes a breathtakingly broad scope (including concern about GMOs), Gandhi Earth Keepers International:

Our purpose is to defend and honor the planet through deep ecology, interfaith action, and Gandhian nonviolence. Based virtually anywhere in the world, we are a growing network of social justice activists and teachers dedicated to the principles of freedom, truth, and compassion for all living beings.

Check out their web site, and they’re currently raising funds on

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Event: World on Your Plate

Coming up on October 10th and 11th at Daemon College in Amherst, NY,

the 11th Annual Conference on Food & Sustainable Living: World on Your Plate.

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Meeting Canceled

The meeting for this Wednesday, October 8th, has been canceled.  If you’d be interested in participating in a video conference meeting at some point, please let me know.

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