The Noah Project

Rebuilding a sustainable world.

Justice Begins with Seeds 2013 International Conference featuring Dr. Vandana Shiva

1 Comment

Food First Institute for Food and Development Policy

Event Date(s):
08/02/2013 (All day) – 08/03/2013 (All day)
Location: Plymouth Church, United Church of Christ 1217 6th Ave, Seattle WA 98101 and Seattle First Presbyterian Church, 1013 8th Ave, Seattle WA 98104 USA

Join food justice and NON-GMO food advocates for dozens of workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities to examine the issues related to GMOs. Get the tools you need to support the movement and advocate for NON-GMO food! Prior to the conference, join in the GMO Awareness Week, attend movies, farm tours, and much more.

This annual conference is the largest gathering in the US focused on educating and creating awareness about the implications of GMO seeds. As an international platform to share, learn and launch campaigns in support of a GMO-FREE food supply, more than 60 speakers — from farmers, activists, and business owners to scientists and faith leaders — will examine GMO seeds’ relation to health, social justice, environment and corporate consolidation from local to global contexts.

Speaking proposals are accepted until June 30; sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available on the website below. To register for the conference, please visit: REGISTRATION. Conference organizer, the Biosafety Alliance, is a cross-sector, multi-level and inter-ethnic alliance of people and organizations dedicated to NON-GMO food.

For more information, call: 415-368-1891
Justicebeginswithseeds@gmail.com
www.biosafetyalliance.org

Conference Steering Committee includes: Acequias Institute, Agra Watch, Basil, Biosafety Alliance, Center for Farm Worker Families, Community Food and Justice Coalition, Food First, IDEX, Navdanya Institute, Organic Consumers Association, South Central Farmers Cooperative, Vital Systems, Washington Biotechnology Action Council

We are expecting food justice and non-GMO’s advocates from the US, India and Canada. Confirmed participants include Vandana Shiva, Wenonah Hauter, Devon Peña, Ignacio Chapela, Ann Lopez, Jeffrey Smith, David Bacon, Phil Bereano, and Theo Ferguson, among others.

Advertisements

Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

One thought on “Justice Begins with Seeds 2013 International Conference featuring Dr. Vandana Shiva

  1. Pingback: Kasseler Bürgerpreis “Glas der Vernunft” geht an Inderin Prof. Vandana Shiva « IMC – India meets Classic presents …

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s