Greenpeace co-founder scheduled to speak at U of S

Patrick Moore set to discuss "responsible environmentalism"

By James Shewaga
SASKATOON - Are GMOs bad for the environment? Are pesticides and fertilizers hurting the planet? Patrick Moore, a well-known ecologist and co-founder of Greenpeace, believes that consumers need to find a more balanced approach between doing what's right for the Earth and doing what's right for people.

Moore has been involved in the environmental movement for more than 40 years. At Greenpeace, he served as the Canadian president for nine years and as director of Greenpeace International for six years. Moore said his environmental policy is based squarely on science and logic. He believes that too much of today's "pop-environmentalism" is filled with sensationalism, misinformation, and fear.

On Thursday, October 8, Moore will deliver a free public lecture at the University of Saskatchewan entitled "Agriculture in a Growing World":

Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 pm
Neatby Timlin Theatre
Room 241, Second Floor, Arts Building
9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

This event is part of Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan. More information is available at:

For more information, contact:

James Shewaga
University of Saskatchewan
Office: 306-966-1851
Cell: 306-270-5583

Adele Buettner
Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
Office: 306-477-3663

Jackie Robin
Ag-West Bio
Office: 306-668-2656
Cell: 306-229-0391