“Answering some questions about genetically modified foods.” A talk by Glenn Ashton (25 September 2013)

September 9, 2013


Our sister convivium, Slow Food Cape Town, has organised a talk by Glenn Ashton on the impact of GM foods.  Please see the details below…

If you are interested and would like to book, please do so DIRECTLY with Slow Food Cape Town using the details provided below.

Wednesday, 25th September
Silwood School of Cookery, Silwood Road Rondebosch at 18h15 for 18h30 until 19h30

If you would like to send a question ahead of time to Glenn, do send it to vbesouw@iafrica.com, and we’ll send it to him for a considered reply.

Glenn Ashton is an environmental and scientific writer, researcher and consultant with an interest in the field of genetics. With a background in geography he applies a multi-disciplinary approach in order to provide an accessible and relevant perspective.He has been actively involved in the broader debate around genetically engineered crops and biosafety since the mid-1990s. He was a founding members of SAFeAGE, the SA Freeze Alliance on Genetic Engineering and consequently takes a precautionary approach on the application of GM technology.

He participates in the international social justice movement and works at all levels of governance, from the local to the international. He has been widely published locally and internationally. He is presently completing his Masters in Philosophy in Environmental Management at the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University.

He has presented many papers and talks to a wide range of audiences. He specialises in communicating complex scientific issues in an accessible manner. He is a freelance writer and researcher.

The cost per person will be R30 for members, and visitors. As this will be a short meeting, there will be no refreshments served.


Book with Lorna van Besouw (see below). Bookings will close on Tuesday 24th September.

When booking please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your booking.
Cape Town Slow Food Convivium: Hon. Secretary/Treasurer Lorna van Besouw on vbesouw@iafrica.com.

Silwood School of Cookery is at the bottom (eastern end) of Silwood Road in Rondebosch. There is limited parking inside the gates and plenty of space in the surrounding roads.

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