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Sense, Nonsense and Science

Sat, 2013-11-02 (All day)

Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be speaking at the BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association annual banquet. 

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Michael Specter: Irrational rejection of science threatening our lives

Thu, 2013-10-17 17:25

Information is the key to life. We want to know what to eat, how to protect our environment, what risks to avoid and what to do if illness strikes. But when it comes to acquiring information, it is the best of times and the worst of times. It is the age of wisdom, it is the age of foolishness. Newspapers, television, radio and of course the Internet bombard us with information at an unprecedented rate, but when it comes to scientific issues the quality of the information is variable.

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Mind the Gap

Wed, 2013-11-06 18:00 - 20:00
Canadian Center for Architecture : 1920, Baile St., Montreal, Quebec

A special discussion on the controversy surrounding genetically modified foods will take place on November 6 at 6 PM with representatives from both the "pro" and "con" sides, including from Monsanto. This event is in conjunction with the plat "Seeds" being performed at the Centaur starting October 29. The play is based on the legal battle between Monsanto and Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser.

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Eating Right: Is There a Solution to the Confusion?

Sat, 2013-10-19 13:00 - 14:30
Leacock Building Lobby : 845 Sherbrooke St. West Montreal, Quebec CANADA

Eating has become a confusing experience. Every day brings news about some "miracle food": tomatoes prevent cancer, flax seed prevents heart disease or soybeans ease menopause symptoms. Should we be worried about genetic modification, aspartame, MSG, or the safety of dietary supplements? Dr. Joe will cite the science as he guides us through the nutritional maze.

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Dr. Joe presents "Eating– Is there a solution to the confusion?"

Sat, 2013-09-28 15:30 - 16:15
Ottawa, Ontario : Ottawa, Ontario


Beyond Preventive Medicine -Remodeling the Canadian “Sick Care” System into a “Health Care & Promotion” System
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Dr. Joe presents "The Conundrum of Endocrine Disruptors"

Sat, 2013-09-21 09:15 - 09:45

Programme de la FMC du Québec: Mise à jour en obstétrique et en gynécologie

En association avec l’université McGill, département d’obstétrique et gynécologie

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"Public Perception of Agriculture - Facts and Myths"

Sat, 2013-08-10 13:00 - 14:00

Dr. Joe Schwarcz will peak your interest with the "Public Perception of Agriculture - Facts & Myths" where he will trace the path between fear-mongerers and chemical enthusiasts in agriculture.

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“Science and Nonsense” Conference

Mon, 2013-07-29 (All day)

Repêchage will host a one-day conference titled “Science and Nonsense: Hear from the Experts and Get the Facts about the Beauty Industry.” The presentation will feature keynote speakers, presentations, demos, President’s Award luncheon, new product introductions and a gift bag.

Dr. Joe will explain the truth behind cosmetic ingredients and chemicals and debunk common consumer concerns.

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