To coincide with the annual meeting of the Biotechnology Industry Organization in the same city

Event updates to be posted at

Beyond BioDevastation

San Diego California June 22-23, 2001
The 5th Grassroots Gathering to Celebrate Biodiversity and Question Genetic Engineering


Scientists, farmers, activists, and other concerned people from around the world are converging for a week of education, strategizing, and empowerment. Join them for an educational experience that happens to coincide with the annual meeting of the Biotechnology Industry Organization in the same city.

TEACH-IN - JUNE 22-23, 2001

Explore the effects of genetic engineering on our health, the environment, farms and society. Consider the future being planned for us. Help create community-centered solutions, learn to develop organizing and action skills, and much, much more.

Panel and workshop topics include:

  • patenting of seeds and other life forms/biopiracy
  • globalization and biotechnology
  • monopolization and commodification of food, agriculture, and biodiversity
  • activism and consumer power
  • impacts of genetic engineering on farmers
  • human genetic engineering
  • biotechnology and the environment
  • assaults on food security

....and best of all,. . . THE ALTERNATIVES

Confirmed featured speakers and emcees include Dr. Vandana Shiva, Percy Schmeiser, Steve Wilson and Jane Akre, Anuradha Mittal, Luke Anderson, Dr. Martha Crouch, Cathleen Kneen, Dr. Paul Billings, Vicky Corpuz, Chaia Heller, Brian Tokar, Dr. Ricarda Steinbrecher, Britt Bailey, Claire Cummings, Debra Harry, Dr. Doreen Stabinsky, Marcy Darnovsky, Susana Pimiento, Edward Hammond, Jim Thomas, Dr. Richard Strohman, and Beth Burrows.

For more information about getting involved, contact: 858-831-1978 or email:

Please check for regular updates, including the ever-growing list of spectacular speakers, musicians, and organizers!!!!

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as much as you please."
Mark Twain, 1835-1910