Canadian Organic Growers Conference

January 9, 2011

COG-conference-slow-food-torontoCanadian Organic Growers would like to invite you to its 5th annual conference Your Food, Your Choice: The Promise of Organic. Organic makes a difference to our tables, to our health, and to our environment.  Hear how one country is going entirely organic, and learn what is happening in organic agriculture and our food system in Canada.  This conference is important and timely. Below is an announcement about it.

Your Food, Your Choice:  The Promise of Organics
Presented by Canadian Organic Growers in association with The Big Carrot

When: Saturday, February 19, 2011 – 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Where: University of Toronto Conference Centre – 89 Chestnut St., Toronto
Tickets: $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.  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 modern 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.”  Join Canadian Organic Growers and learn how organic makes a difference in how we live and eat.  This conference will stir you with inspiring stories, the difficult challenges and the proven visions that are bringing healthy organic food from the field to the table.

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

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