Join Us For the Upcoming
JUSTICE BEGINS WITH SEEDS 2014 CONFERENCE
We would like to extend an invitation to join us for the fourth year of our annual gathering. Attending this conference will allow you to interact with some of the most important non-GMO advocates. We will have colleagues working on various issues related to promoting a non-GMO food supply.
Our conference participants will include a wide range of people and organizations including environmental groups, health professionals, scientists, farmers, funders, activists, advocacy groups, faith leaders, students, parents, and elected officials.
The 2014 Justice Begins with Seeds Conference will have plenaries and workshops that will explore an array of issues related to GMOs. Our goal is to have a diverse audience from various backgrounds and organizations join together to strategize around important issues related to reclaiming our food system. We want to include groups working on non-GMO campaigns at both the local and global level, including political campaigns. Topics range from labeling to banning GMOs as well as shareholder and consumer campaigns to stop the use of GMOs in our food supply. We are expecting over 700 attendees during the gathering and hundreds more during the pre-conference and post-conference events.
Andrew Kimbrell is one of the most important leaders in the non-GE food movement and has been at the forefront since the beginning. With his strong leadership he has been incredibly strategic and tactful in fighting the industrial food model and biotech chemical companies while actively promoting an alternative, sustainable food system. Please see an excerpt from the latest debate at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. Andrew Kimbrell presents clear, convincing, articulate arguments against the myths surrounding GE technology.
Other Speakers CONFIRMED to DATE:
Adelita San Vicente Tello – Executive Director of Semillas de Vida (Mexico)
Ronnie Cummins – Executive Director of Organic Consumers Association
Michael Hansen – Consumers Union
David Bronner – CEO, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap
Ray Seidler – Former EPA Scientist
Claire Hope Cummings – Environmental Lawyer, Journalist and Author of Uncertain Peril
Martin Donohoe – Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Armando Nieto – Executive Director of Community Food and Justice Coalition
Katie Cantrell – Factory Farming Awareness Coalition
Jeffrey Smith – Institute for Responsible Technology
Pamm Larry – Label GMOs
Rick North – former CEO of the Oregon American Cancer Society
Chris Hardy – GMO Free Jackson County
Scot Bates – GMO Free Oregon
To see last year’s participants, please click here:
Justice Begins with Seeds Conference 2013
This will be a special year for Biosafety Alliance as we are launching the Concerned Citizen Biosafety Council movement and we invite everyone to participate at your local municipal and county level.
- Location -
First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97205
We are currently accepting proposals for speakers and workshops.
(Deadline is July 25th.)
We also have some volunteer opportunities available.
If you are interested, please follow the appropriate link below
and submit your application.
Volunteer for the Conference