2/27: Panel discussion Wake Up Before It’s Too Late, GMOs don’t feed the world, Small Organic Farmers Do: Oregon Perspectives

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Join us for a panel discussion: Wake Up Before It’s Too Late, GMOs don’t feed the world, Small Organic Farmers Do: Oregon Perspectives at the 32nd Public Interest Environmental Law Conference.

Date: Thursday, 2/27
Time: 4-5:15
Location: University of Oregon Campus, Erb Memorial Building (EMU): Maple room, 228 University St, Eugene, OR 97403
Free event and open to public.

Oregon is home to many small organic farmers. The newly released United Nations report titled, “Wake Up Before It’s Too Late,” demonstrates that we need a systemic overhaul of our food policies and practices. This panel provides Oregon perspectives from an organic seed farmer, a former EPA scientist, a grass-roots community organizer, and an environmental attorney about what Oregon (and the US) needs to do in order to Wake Up Before it’s Too Late for our local food system, ecology, and economy.

Speakers:

Chris Hardy is the founder of GMO Free Jackson County, an organic seed farmer, and owner of Village Farm in Ashland, Oregon.

Dave Murphy is the founder and executive director of Food Democracy Now!, a grassroots movement of more than 650,000 American farmers and citizens dedicated to reforming policies relating to food, agriculture and the environment.

Dr. Seidler is a retired U.S. EPA scientist with 16 years of prior academic experience as a Professor of Microbiology at Oregon State University.

Melissa Wischerath is staff attorney and founder at the Center for Sustainability Law an organization empowering local communities to protect limited natural resources by participation in regulatory oversight, advocacy and litigation.

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