September 30, 2014
Take Action / Events
9th Annual Organic Okanagan Festival
British Columbia: Sunday September 28th, 2014 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
WHERE - NEW! Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna. We will be inside the RCA Atrium & outside on the Daily Courier Performance Courtyard. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets
Calgary and Edmonton! What’s Next for GMOs? Genetically Modified Food and Our Future
Do genetically modified (GM) crops and foods have a future in Canada? How would farmers and consumers be impacted by a GM “non-browning” apple or GM alfalfa? Bring your questions and participate in this important discussion!
Featuring: Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Ottawa
Presented by Blush Lane Organics
Oct 2: University of Calgary. Thursday October 2nd, 4:00-5:30PM. Science Theatres 145. Presented by Sunnyside Natural Market and University of Calgary Greens.
Oct 2: Calgary. Thursday October 2nd, 7- 9PM Ambrose University. Free Admission. Registration at Blush Lane Organic Market. Refreshments & Door Prizes!
Oct 3: Edmonton. Friday October 3rd, 7- 9PM Roots on Whyte Community Building. Registration at Bush Lane Organic Market. Refreshments & Door Prizes!
GMO Free Symposium
Ottawa, Nov 22-23, St Paul's University
Featuring: Thierry Vrain
Presented by: GMO Free Ottawa
More info on facebook
Film: GMO OMG
"GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate?" Check for screenings in your area and watch the trailer.
How to Feed 9 Billion on a Small Planet: Webcast!
Growing evidence shows that agroecology WILL feed the world. "Business as usual" will NOT!
View the event here: http://usc-canada.org/feedingtheworld/
Featuring: Miguel Altieri (University of California, Berkeley) a world leading authority on agroecology - will speak on ecological agriculture as a key solution to food insecurity, hunger, and climate change. He'll be joined by panelists:
- Jean-Martin Fortier, farmer and author of The Market Gardener,
- Sarah Archibald, Campus Food Systems Project Coordinator, and
- Henry Lickers, Environmental Science Officer, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.
- Bob Carty, former top CBC radio journalist, will moderate the webcast.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is organized by USC Canada, Inter Pares, Food Secure Canada, School of International Development and Global Studies, Sierra Youth Coalition, Meal Exchange, ETC Group, CBAN, Ram's Horn, National Farmers Union, and Development and Peace.