Le Festival Folk Racines fête la paysannerie, l'Acadie rurale et le temps des récoltes; rassemble les gens et met en valeur le terroir et la famille.
In the award-winning new documentary Modified, the filmmaker and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labelled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labelled in 64 countries around the world. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a gardener and food activist who battled cancer during the film's production. Their intimate mother-daughter quest for answers, fuelled by a shared love of food, reveals the extent to which the agribusiness industry controls our food policies, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system. A visual celebration of family legacy and the love of food, cooking, and gardening. Winner of 8 festival awards.
We are proud to present this event in partnership with Dalhousie Libraries. Are you a seed librarian, educator, activist, or organizer? This symposium is for you! This full-day event will connect and support the growing community of people involved in seed libraries, community seed gardens, Seedy Saturdays and Sundays, and other seed initiatives. Join us!
Gilles-Eric Seralini will be speaking at Dalhousie University (Ondaatje Hall) on Monday, November 5th at 7 PM. Dr. Seralini will speak about glyphosate and RoundUpTM and their impacts on mammals. Chef Jerome Douzelet will speak on the “Taste of Pesticides” based on his work with wines in France.
Free Event, Open to the public, donations welcomed
The lecture will be followed by a book signing and an opportunity to meet with community-based organizations engaged in environmental & social justice