[fyeg_gen-l] [Young Greens] Join the Green "Food Revolution" - Conference in Dublin

Enda Crowley enda.crowley2 at mail.dcu.ie
Sat Apr 3 09:30:51 CEST 2004


Join the Green "Food Revolution"

A European wide campaign to stop junk food advertising and the introduction
of genetically modified food will be launched by the Green Party in Dublin
Castle on Tuesday morning, 13th of April.

The Irish and European Greens will be joined by Dany Cohn-Bendit, President
of the European Greens, to launch "The Food Revolution'".

Green MEP Patricia McKenna (Dublin) and Councillor Mary White European election
candidate for East, will present the conference. Topics such as
tackling obesity; Europe-wide measures to block junk food advertisements
on
television, GM food and why Ireland should be declared a GM free zone, will
be discussed by a panel of international and Irish experts.

 Speakers include film director Bob Quinn who will discuss Children's TV
advertising and Dan Leskien, European expert on genetic modification and
advisor to the German Government on GM.Belgium's plans to tackle obesity
will be
discussed by Nicole Marechal, Regional Minister for Health and Youth. The
future of farming, organic
growers, food safety and protecting small producers, are also on the agenda.
(draft agenda attached)

To attend "The Food Revolution" conference please send your name and that
of
your organisation to, pmckenna at europarl.eu.int by Monday 5 April at 5.30pm.
For further details call the office of Patricia McKenna MEP, 01- 6617260.


(See attached file: European Greens 'Join the Food Revolution' - AGENDA
-
Dublin Castle - Tuesday morning 13th April 2004 - 9.00 - 13.00 hours.doc)

Steve Rawson
Press Officer
618 4088 / 087 235 7551




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