Do you want to embrace a healthier way of living by learning all about organic farming? Then you might be interested in attending Organic: The Way Forward on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the University of Toronto Conference Centre. This one-day conference features authoritative speakers discussing the field of organic farming including the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), urban organic farming and starting an organic farming cooperative. Some of the speaker presentations include:
- Alternate Living – Organically: Janine Gibson of Northern Sun Farm Cooperative leads a panel discussion on growing your own organic food in a cooperative.
- GMOs – The Smoking Gun: Scientist Gilles-Eric Seralini will discuss the dangers of GMOs as documented in other scientific research including multiple organ damage, tumours and premature death from Monsanto’s GM corn NK603 and the herbicide Roundup.
- Healing with Organic: A Pediatrician’s and a Nutritionist’s Perspectives and Practices with Dr. Michelle Perro and Nutritionist Julie Daniluk will discuss the benefits of a non-GMO, organic diet for children.
- Farming Right Next Door: A panel discussion with Christee Young of FarmStart, an organization that trains farmers, Erica Lemieux, who farms in 11 downtown Toronto backyards and Phil Collins of Fresh City Farms, a group that provides land for small growers in Downsview and sells organic food boxes downtown.
Organic: The Way Forward Conference hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 16, 2013 at the University of Toronto Conference Centre at 89 Chestnut Street. Tickets for Organic: The Way Forward are $85 and may be purchased online. Special rates are available for retirees, students and the unwaged. Conference fee includes an organic lunch.