1.Genetically modified maize rejected
2.Pusztai lecture in India

The continuing dumping of unwanted GM surpluses as food aid (item 1) is unforgivable.

During the last crisis in southern Africa the EU Trade Commissioner openly charged the US with using its foreign aid programme as a means to "dispose of its genetically modified crop surpluses". He pointed out that, "GM-free supplies are available in surplus in southern Africa."

Three years later this scandal continues with the vested interests behind this policy blocking any change - see the New York Times article: African Food for Africa's Starving Is Roadblocked in Congress

1.Genetically modified maize rejected
By Timothy Simelane
The Swazi Observer, 31 October 2005

A majority of hunger-stricken people are rejecting the genetically modified maize because they doubt its health status, parliament was told on Thursday.

Kukhanyeni MP Clement Dlamini charged the Deputy Prime Minister, Albert Shabangu, to review the continuous donation of the maize.

2.The Arpad Pusztai Lecture

Leading Nutrition scientist and toxicologist, Dr. Arpad Pusztai, will speak on
'The Scientific Investigation of Genetic Modification and Food Safety'
at 2:45 pm on November 5, 2005
at The India International Centre Annexe

Your presence will be greatly appreciated
Tea will be served following the lecture
The lecture is hosted by
PV Satheesh Rajeev Baruah Aruna Rodrigues Devinder Sharma