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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on

Agriculture and Forestry

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997-98

Chairman: The Honourable LEONARD J. GUSTAFSON


Monday, December 7, 1998

Issue No. 27

Sixth meeting on: Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBST) and its effects on human and animal health safety


WITNESSES:

Morning sitting

From Vermont Public Interest Research Group:

Mr. Anthony Pollina, Senior Policy Advisor.

From Rural Vermont:

Mrs. Jenny Nelson, Director and Diary Farmer.

From Consumers Union, Consumer Policy Institute:

Dr. Michael Hansen, Ph.D., Research Associate.

From Health Canada:

Dr. Joseph Losos, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Protection Branch;

Dr. George Paterson, Director General, Foods Directorate;

Dr. Ian Alexander; and

Mr. Joel Weiner, Acting Director General, Policy, Planning and Coordination Directorate.

Afternoon sitting

From Monsanto:

Mr. Ray Mowling, Vice President, Government and Public Affairs; and

Dr. David Kowalczyk, Director, Regulatory Affairs.

From Kooistra Farms (Illinois):

Ms Linnea Kooistra.

From Cave Creek Jerseys (Wisconsin):

Dr. Michelle Wieghart, Ph.D.

From St. Mary's Veterinary Clinic (Ontario):

Dr. Robert Bell.

From Canadian Animal Health Institute:

Ms Jean Szkotnicki, President.

From Canadian Health Coalition:

Ms Kathleen Connors, RN, Chairperson, Canadian Health Coalition, President, National Federation of Nurses Union;

Dr. Michèle Brill-Edwards, MD, Alliance for Public Accountability; and

Mr. Michael McBane, National Co-ordinator.

From Toronto Food Policy Council:

Mr. Victor Daniel, Co-Chairman.

As an individual:

Ms Ann Oaks, Ph.D., Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Leonard J. Gustafson, Chairman

The Honourable Eugene Whelan, P.C., Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Chalifoux, Fairbairn, P.C., * Graham, P.C. (or Carstairs), Hays, Johnson, * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella (acting)), Rivest, Robichaud, P.C. (Saint-Louis-de-Kent ), Rossiter, Sparrow, Spivak, Taylor.

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)