Bees & Seeds Festival
Community Rights Event to Ban GMO’s in Multnomah County on September 21, 2013
Interviews with panelists from the Justice Begins With Seeds Conference in Seattle August 2nd and 3rd 2013
HB2427/Canola goes to a vote with the Ways and Means Committee June 21, 2013
With the Oregon Legislature entering its final week of activity – your support is need to pass HB 2427 to protect the Willamette Valley from canola, HB 2700 to set up a first-ever Oregon beginning farmer and rancher loan program, funding for Farm-to-School/school gardens and Farm Direct Nutrition Programs, and aggregate mining reform. In particular, HB2427/Canola faces a key committee vote tomorrow! Please take action TODAY and read more here - http://www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org/?p=2350
Justice Begins with Seeds Conference Seattle, WA August 2nd and 3rd
Justice Begins with Seeds
2013 International Conference
Featuring Dr. Vandana Shiva
August 2nd & 3rd - Seattle, Washington
Plymouth Church, United Church of Christ 1217 Sixth Avenue, Seattle WA 98101
Seattle First Presbyterian Church, 1013 8th Avenue, Seattle WA 98104
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 the GMO Awareness Week, attend movies, farm tours, and 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 seed’s relation to health, social justice, environment and corporate consolidation within local to global contexts.
Speaking proposals may still be submitted by June 30; sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available on the website below. To register for the conference, please visit: REGISTRATION. Conference organizer, the California Biosafety Alliance, is a cross-sector, multi-level and inter-ethnic alliance of people and organizations dedicated to NON-GMO food.
For more information, contact: 415.368.1891
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
For the 2013 edition, we are expecting food justice and non-GMO’s advocates from the US, India and Canada. We have confirmed: Vandana Shiva, Wenonah Hauter, Devon Peña, Ignacio Chapela, Ann Lopez, Jeffrey Smith, David Bacon, Phil Bereano, and Theo Ferguson, among others.
USA Today Article about the March Against Monsanto
Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
Organizers said “March Against Monsanto” protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read “Real Food 4 Real People” and “Label GMOs, It’s Our Right to Know.”