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Video: GMOs 2.0: Synthetic Biology, Farmers and Food

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May 052014
 
Video: GMOs 2.0: Synthetic Biology, Farmers and Food

Goldman Theater, Brower Center, Berkeley Synthetic biology, “extreme genetic engineering,” is about to radically change our food system. What is “synbio” and what are the real costs to agriculture, the environment, and the livelihoods of farmers around the world? SPEAKERS:   Neth Daño, ETC Group, Philippines Alejandrino García Castaño, Vanilla Farmer, Mexico John Roulac, Nutiva, Richmond, CA Dana Perls, Friends of the Earth, Berkeley, CA

Apr 232014
 
Video: How Private is your DNA? with Troy Duster, Jeremy Gruber & Milton Reynolds

Scientists are now able to map our bodies’ DNA with increasing ease and decreasing costs. But what is being done with this information and for whose benefit? How much control do we have over our genetic information and what can we do to protect our privacy? Recorded at the Brower Center Theater 2150 Allston Way in Berkeley, CA on Thursday, April 17, 2014 – 7:30pm. About the Guests: Troy Duster, Emeritus Professor, Sociology, UC Berkeley [More]

Apr 012014
 
How Private is your DNA? – Critical Conversations on Emerging Technology – 7:30, April 17 - Video coming soon

Download hi-res (8.3mb) pdf of flyer. Scientists are now able to map our bodies’ DNA with increasing ease and decreasing costs. But what is being done with this information and for whose benefit? How much control do we have over our genetic information and what can we do to protect our privacy? WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 2014 – 7:30pm WHERE: Brower Center Theater 2150 Allston Way in Berkeley, CA Free and Open to the Public [More]

Oct 212013
 
Video: Biosafety by the Bay - Becky McClain, Ed Hammond & Gopal Dayaneni

Biotech whistleblower, Becky McClain, and international lab safety expert Ed Hammond talk with Movement Generation’s Gopal Dayaneni about the biolabs targeted for siting throughout the so-called “East Bay Green Corridor,” biolab worker and community safety, and biosecurity. Recorded in Berkeley, California at the Brower Center October 16, 2013 About the Guests: Becky McClain was  a Pfizer, Inc. molecular biologist when she became seriously ill after exposure to genetically modified agents at the pharmaceutical giant’s Connecticut [More]

Oct 172013
 
Synthetic biology: An emperor with no clothes? - By Allison Domicone

Reposted from Policy Matters Journal On September 11, I had the great pleasure of attending a public conversation with one of my heroes, Dr. Vandana Shiva, at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. Shiva is a highly respected Indian physicist and activist who has for decades been speaking truth to power with an eloquence and moral courage that I only wish more global leaders would aspire to attain. Shiva is a particularly vocal critic of [More]

Sep 232013
 
Biosafety by the Bay: Becky McClain & Ed Hammond - Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:30 pm PST

East Bay Conversations in Berkeley and streaming online A video of this event will be posted soon. Biotech whistleblower, Becky McClain, and international lab safety expert Ed Hammond talk with Movement Generation’s Gopal Dayaneni about the biolabs targeted for siting throughout the so-called “East Bay Green Corridor,” biolab worker and community safety, and biosecurity. Brower Center’s Goldman Theater  – 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley Free and Open to the Public Livestream broadcast at www.synbiowatch.org About the [More]

Sep 112013
 
Vandana Shiva - September 11, 7:30 pm PST

Seeding Labs, Ceding Seeds: Regional And Global Impacts Of The Biotech Bonanza Brower Center’s Goldman Theater  – 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley View the video of the event! Vandana Shiva, PhD in conversation with Gopal Dayaneni, of Movement Generation: Justice and Ecology Project. World renowned environmental philosopher and activist Vandana Shiva illuminates the corporate assault on biological and cultural diversity and helps us connect the dots: What is the East Bay “Green Corridor,” who is creating [More]

Video: Genetically Modified Humans, Stuart Newman and Milton Reynolds

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Jun 122013
 
Video: Genetically Modified Humans, Stuart Newman and Milton Reynolds

Stuart Newman, PhD in conversation with Milton Reynolds: June 6, Patent Pending – The Rise of Genetically Modified Humans EAST BAY CONVERSATIONS The Promises and Perils of Biotechnology Stuart Newman, PhD in conversation with Milton Reynolds of Facing History and Ourselves. Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7: 30 pm Brower Center’s Goldman Theater (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, California) Free and Open to the Public.

Mar 082013
 
WATCH: When Green Tech Isn't Clean Tech,  ETC Group’s technology watchdog Jim Thomas and Fibershed Founder Rebecca Burgess in Dialog with Gopal Dayeneni

Watch an archived broadcast of East Bay Conversations: When Green Tech Isn’t Clean Tech (3/21/2013) Synthetic biology includes creating novel life forms using DNA not found in nature, promising “green” fuel, cosmetics, cures, and more. Geoengineering promises techno fixes for climate change, including limiting sunlight and removing CO2 from the air. ETC Group’s technology watchdog Jim Thomas and Fibershed Founder Rebecca Burgess tell us what we’re not hearing from promoters about these “false solutions” — their land grabs, environmental and safety risks, and threats to “real green” technology solutions.

Jan 302013
 
East Bay Conversations: The Promises and Perils of Biotechnology

East Bay Conversations: The Promises and Perils of Synthetic Biology is a series of public lectures beginning March 21 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley to give in-depth attention to the many faces and facets of the current state of biotechnology. From attempts to revolutionize the energy sector, to dreams of human perfection, to creating modular molecules for endless cultural and agricultural applications, the promises of synthetic biology are profoundly alluring — but the perils are a potential Pandora’s box of private patents, pandemics and plagues.