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Feb 5, 2010

Your Food, Your Choice: Grounds for Change

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 08:00 AM PST


Do you recognize that guy in the picture? (Art via COG Toronto)

COG Toronto is holding its annual conference with an impressive line up of speakers in the organics movement including Baerbel Hoehm, the first Agricultural Minister for the German Green Party and Michael Schmidt, the raw milk dairy farmer. The event will happen on Saturday, February 20, 2010 9 am to 5 pm at the University of Toronto Conference Centre (89 Chestnut St.., Toronto).

FROM RAW MILK TO GERMANY

Baerbel Hoehm, the first Agricultural Minister for Germany from the Green Party will be sharing insights on what the German Government accomplished under her direction to support organic farming. In addition, we have just confirmed Michael Schmidt, the dairy farmer from Durham who was recently acquitted of all criminal charges relating to the sale and distribution of raw milk and raw milk products.

Check out our website for the latest on the conference program and our speakers.

In Summary

COG Toronto’s Annual Conference
Saturday, February 20, 2010
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
University of Toronto Conference Centre
89 Chestnut St., Toronto

THE CHOICE FOR NO GMO

We are also looking forward to hearing from Percy Schmeiser, the Saskatchewan farmer who challenged Monsanto, Rick Smith, Executive Director of Environmental Defence Canada to speak as one of the panel on Land vs Development: Questions about the Greenbelt, Tom Manley, President of Homestead Organics, who will speak on the panel about Slow Money, and Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project which is helping retailers take products containing GMO’s off their shelves.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU LEARN?

There will be other great sessions in three streams, one for the Grower, one for the Eater and one for the Reformer, as well as a delicious organic lunch, a special song composed especially for the conference, a reading by Margaret Webb, author of Apples to Oysters: A Food Lover’s Tour of Canadian Farms, and a presentation to Wilhelm and Barnhild Pfenning of the Lifetime Organic Hero Award. This conference is not to be missed!

HOW TO GET IN ON THE ACTION

Presented by Canadian Organic Growers in association with The Big Carrot
$65 ($85 after Jan. 31); COG members $55
Rates for seniors, students and unwaged
Organic lunch included !
Info and registration:
www.cogtoronto.org or 416-466-4420

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