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Moore to discuss "responsible environmentalism"

Oct-02-2015

SASKATOON - Are GMOs bad for the environment? Are pesticides and fertilizers hurting the planet? Dr. Patrick Moore, a well-known ecologist and co-founder of Greenpeace, believes that consumers need to find a more balanced approach between doing what's right for the Earth and doing what's right for people.

Patrick Moore has been involved in the environmental movement for more than 40 years. At Greenpeace, he served as the Canadian President for nine years and as Director of Greenpeace International for six years. Moore says his environmental policy is based squarely on science and logic. He believes that too much of today's "pop-environmentalism" is filled with sensationalism, misinformation, and fear.

On Thursday, October 8, Dr. Moore will deliver a free public lecture at the University of Saskatchewan entitled "Agriculture in a Growing World".

7 pm, Thursday, October 8, 2015
Neatby Timlin Theatre
Room 241, Second Floor, Arts Building
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon

This event is part of Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan. To find out more about Agriculture Month, see: farmfoodcaresk.org/events or saskatchewan.ca/ag-month.

Contacts:
Adele Buettner, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
office@farmfoodcaresk.org
Ph. 306-477-3663

Jackie Robin, Ag-West Bio
jackie.robin@agwest.sk.ca
Ph. 306-668-2656 / Cell: 306-229-0391

James Shewaga, University of Saskatchewan
james.shewaga@usask.ca
Ph: 306-966-1851 / Cell: 306-270-5583

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