Your Food, Your Choice: A one-day conference on Organic Foods

Your Food, Your Choice:  Grounds for Change

Presented by Canadian Organic Growers in association with The Big Carrot

Saturday, February 20, 2010

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

University of Toronto Conference Centre

89 Chestnut St., Toronto

$85; COG members $55

Rates for seniors, students and unwaged

Organic lunch included !

Info and registration:  www.cogtoronto.org or 416-466-4420

Do organic pigs get swine flu?  Why did McCain’s say no to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the potatoes for their french fries?  This conference will celebrate a forward thinking company taking GMOs off its shelves and a man who has fought against the odds.  Be inspired by how the organic sector perseveres in producing the healthiest, safest food possible.  Keynote speaker is Baerbel Hoehn, the first Green Party agricultural minister in Germany.  Her support of organic farming programs in Germany helped the turnaround in German agricultural policy towards more sustained development, including payments for farmers transitioning to organic.  Also featured are Percy Schmeiser, the Saskatchewan farmer who challenged Monsanto, Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project, Michael Schmidt, the dairy farmer recently acquitted of all criminal charges related to producing unpasteurized milk,and scientists, politicians, farmers, retailers and consumers.  This conference is about your health and your food choices.  Above all, it is about choosing food with spirit!

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