Greenpeace Founder Dismisses Activist Scare Tactics about Biotechnology, Encourages Scientific Discussion

The media is invited to meet Dr. Patrick Moore, at the BIO 2002 Media Brunch. A leader of the international environmental movement for more than 30 years, Dr. Moore was a founding member of Greenpeace.

Dr. Moore will discuss the misinformation used by activists and discuss his position: that those who have adopted a zero-tolerance attitude toward biotechnology threaten to deny its many benefits by playing on fear of the unknown and on fear of change. Dr. Moore is a proponent of using accurate scientific data to move environmentalism from confrontation to consensus.

Date:Sunday, June 9, 2002
Location:Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Meeting Room Level 700, Room 713B

***Journalists must present official media credentials to attend***

Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping the policy and direction of Greenpeace while it became the world's largest environmental activist organization. In recent years, he has focused on the promotion of sustainability and consensus building among competing concerns. Dr. Moore is the author of two books, Pacific Spirit...The Forest Reborn and Green Spirit-Trees are the Answer and is a frequent speaker on environmental issues.

The BIO 2002 Media Brunch will also feature executives from five leading companies whose new biotechnology applications are creating benefits in food safety, the environment, agriculture and medicine.


For more information about the brunch or these biotechnology leaders please contact:

Jane Shapiro, Fleishman-Hillard
Tel: 416-645-8198
Shari Schwartz-Maltz, Fleishman-Hillard
Tel: 416-645-3667