NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
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H314
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Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
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The entire planet is awash in chemical pollutants that poison our drinking water, food, eco-systems. The U.S. government has a long and pathetic history of groveling before and collaborating with the titans of industry. $2.5 BILLION has been won thus far in 3 trials against Monsanto (3 for 3!), the manufacturer of best-selling pesticide, Roundup. Wow! Monsanto’s on the run at last, there’s another Trillion dollars on the line for Bayer (which now owns Monsanto), and there’s a huge worldwide movement that’s taking wing. So how did the governments of the world allow this poison, especially once its designation as a “probable cause” of cancer was revealed? Even today Democrats as well as the Republicans refuse to block the mass use of chemical pesticides along with the genetic engineering of agriculture. And New York City streets and parks are being drenched with Roundup “to kill weeds.” What’s going on? How do we we force proponents of a Green New Deal to take on the fight to ban ALL pesticides and GMOs? What creative strategies and tactics tactics are needed?

The expert activists and scientists speaking on this panel will surprise you! For more info, please go to https://ThePoliticsofPesticides.com

Participants

ATON EDWARDS is the Executive Director of the International Preparedness Network, a member of the board of the No Spray Coalition, and is an expert in the fields of emergency preparedness, self-reliance and sustainable living.

JOEL KUPFERMAN is founder and Executive Director of the NY Environmental Law and Justice Project and lead attorney for the No Spray Coalition in its successful lawsuit against NYC government’s spraying of poisonous pesticides to kill mosquitoes. Joel was also co-counsel for a...

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MITCHEL COHEN coordinates the No Spray Coalition in New York City, which successfully sued the City government over its indiscriminate spraying of toxic pesticides. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan and received his B.A. from SUNY Stony Brook, where he co-...

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JACK SHALOM is the founder of Magicians United Against Monsanto and a contributor to WBAI radio’s “Arts Express”. https://jackshalom.net/

JONATHAN R LATHAM, Ph.D is co-founder and Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project, which publishes ground-breaking and topical analyses of the science underlying food and agriculture systems in the peer-reviewed academic literature and elsewhere. Jonathan is also...

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ROBIN FALK ESSER, Ph.D taught Advanced Placement Science for many years in New York City high schools. She received her Ph.D. in Physiology...

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CATHRYN SWAN helps coordinate the work of the No Spray Coalition against pesticides. For ten years she has edited the WashingtonSquareParkBlog.com, documenting the ins and outs of the famed park and opposing privatization of public space in New York City. She’s the...

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