World on Your Plate Conference 2016
Friday 7th Oct, 2016 → Saturday 8th Oct, 2016

Daemen College
4380 Main St Amherst, NY 14226
Time: Fri: 5:00pm - Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $30.00/ Students FREE
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Friday, Oct 7th
Saturday, Oct 8th

Explore a multitude of food-related issues, from soil quality to food’s impact on our individual bodies as well as the entire earth at the 13th annual World On Your Plate Food and Sustainable Living Forum. There will be 19 workshops to choose from, vendors, informational tables & music by Nan Hoffman and Kevin Doyle’ s group, Sol Y Sombra, not to forget the delicious meals prepared by Daemen staff from produce donated by local organic farmers.

Program starts with a light dinner followed by a panel discussion to give us a better idea of all that is involved from farm to table. Elizabeth Henderson and Liana Hoodes of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association-NY will lead a roundtable on NY Organic Action Plan. The goal is to develop an action plan for a food and farming system that is socially just, environmentally resilient, and ripe with economic opportunities.

Patra Page-Mann of Fruition Seeds, will present the morning keynote: “Resilient Seeds in a Changing Climate”. The topic of saving seeds is of particular importance today as agribusiness is acquiring patents on many seeds which hinder our ability to save seeds, thereby diminishing our biodiversity.

Frances Moore Lappe will present our afternoon keynote address: “The Solution is on Your Plate”. Her Moore Lapperecent books include: Diet for a Small Planet, Democracy’s Edge, Getting A Grip, EcoMind, and, most recently, World Hunger: 10 Myths.

Registration:    Friday Evening: $10 pre-registered, $15 at the door

Friday AND Saturday only: $30 pre-registered, $35 at the door, all pre-registered students FREE with ID. Financial assistance is available.

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