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Schmeiser to speak at organic farming association meeting

(Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003 -- CropChoice news) -- From a news release:

Saturday, January 24, 2004
Northeast Organic Farming Association / Massachusetts chapter
17th Annual Winter Conference

The 2004 conference returns to Quabbin Regional High School in Barre, Massachusetts. The keynote speaker will be Percy Schmeiser, a farmer from Bruno, Saskatchewan Canada whose canola fields were contaminated with Monsanto's Round-Up Ready Canola. Monsanto's position is that it doesn't matter whether Schmeiser knew or not that his canola field was contaminated with the Roundup Ready gene and that he must pay their Technology Fee. Percy is fighting back on behalf of all farmers. The Supreme Court of Canada will hear the case of Percy Schmeiser on January 20th, just four days before Percy will be speaking with us.

For more information about Percy's case, visit: http://www.percyschmeiser.com

The conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Food Safety, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), Council for Responsible Genetics, GE-Free Vermont Coalition, and Green Fields Market Natural Foods Cooperative.

Over 45 workshops will be offered covering a broad diversity of topics. These are posted on the conference website: http://www.nofamass.org/conferences (online registration will be available) as well as a downloadable registration form. There are GE foods and organic land care tracks offered through the three workshop slots.

For more information, contact Kate Harris, the NOFA/Mass Winter Conference coordinator at , (413) 586-5516