Monday, January 17, 2011

Canadian Organic Growers

Canadian Organic Growers would like to invite you to our 5th annual conference Your Food, Your Choice: The Promise of Organic on February 19 in downtown Toronto. Organic continues to make a difference to our tables, to our health, and to our environment. Hear how one country is going entirely organic, and find out how organic benefits you. Learn what is happening in organic agriculture and our food system in Canada. This conference is relevant and timely. Below is an announcement about it. Please pass it on to others you know who might be interested. If you would like some postcards or posters let us know. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Your Food, Your Choice: The Promise of Organic
Presented by Canadian Organic Growers in association with The Big Carrot
Saturday, February 19, 2011
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Toronto Conference Centre
89 Chestnut St., Toronto
$65 ($85 after Feb. 5); COG members $55 ($65 after Feb. 5)
Rates for seniors, students and unwaged
Organic lunch included!
Info and registration: or 416-466-4420

Imagine a country choosing to prioritize its citizens' happiness over traditional economic measures. Imagine health and environment taking a front row seat. Bhutan is doing just that. This remote South Asian country is choosing to value "Gross National Happiness" above conventional economics as it deals with the dominate influences of todays’ world. This philosophy will be their guiding principle over their nation's development, which includes certifying the entire country's agricultural system organic. Vandana Shiva says "Bhutan, which looks idealistic, is actually being realistic about what you need for a sustainable society." Imagine the impact if we followed suit? Join us to learn how the promise of organic is making a difference to our health and how we live and eat.
Keynote speaker is Silver Donald Cameron, one of the few observers to Bhutan's transition to an entirely organic agricultural system. Panels include Moms Against GMOs, Natural vs Organic, Whistleblowers, EnviroPig, Is Walmart Compatible with Organic?, Hidden GMOs, Make Heritage Seeds Work for You, The Wonder Years: Bread and Beer, Sludge on our Farms, The Future of Agriculture, Organic Beauty Products, and more. The Promise of Organic will stir you with the inspiring stories, the difficult challenges and the proven visions that are bringing healthy organic food from the field to the table.

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