Saturday, January 25, 2014

Iowa farmer visits Southern Oregon to discuss GMO-related health concerns |

Howard Vlieger's presentation "excerpts" in Seattle, WA Sept. 2013. (Presentation Playlist)

An Iowa farmer who claims pigs exposed to genetically modified organisms suffer more ailments than other animals will speak in Ashland next week in support of a local campaign to ban GMOs here.

Howard Vlieger, of Maurice, Iowa, conducted experiments in which a group of pigs was fed corn and grain treated with GMO herbicides and a control group wasn't. The pigs exposed to GMOs showed digestive, immunity and reproductive problems, while the control group didn't, he said.

As a result, the GMO group needed more antibiotics for E. coli and botulism, he added.
Vlieger, who has conducted studies over the past 20 years, will give presentations Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 28-29, throughout the Rogue Valley. He is being sponsored by GMO-Free Jackson County, a campaign to support a May ballot measure that would mostly ban GMOs locally.

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Sacramento Grange meeting Wednesday January 22

Howard Vlieger's CA/OR Event List

  • Wednesday, January 22, 7 p.m. - Sacramento
  • Thursday, January 23, 7:30 p.m. - Roseville
  • Friday, January 24, 6:30 p.m. - Fair Oaks
  • Saturday, January 25, 10 a.m. - Sebastopol
  • Saturday, January 25, 3 p.m. - Santa Rosa
  • Sunday, January 26, 2 p.m. - Windsor
  • Sunday, January 26, 7 p.m. - Petaluma
  • Monday, January 27, 1 p.m. - Fortuna
  • Monday, January 27, 6 p.m. - Eureka
  • Tuesday, January 28th, 2pm, Plaisance Ranch, Williams
  • Tuesday, January 28th, 7.30pm, Student Union - Rogue River Room, Southern Oregon University, Ashland
  • Friday, January 29th 3pm, RCC Campus, Grants Pass
  • Friday, January 29th, 7.30pm, Medford Public Library, Medford 
  • Thursday, January 30, 10 a.m. - Yreka
  • Thursday, January 30, 4 p.m. - Chico
  • Thursday, January 30, 7:30 p.m. - Oroville
  • Friday, January 31, 6 p.m. - Laguna Woods
  • Saturday, February 1, 11 a.m. - Redlands

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