Aug 2-3: Seattle Conference -Justice Begins with Seeds

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Heather Day

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Justice Begins with Seeds

2013 International Conference

Featuring Dr. Vandana Shiva

August 2nd & 3rd - Seattle, Washington

Plymouth Church, United Church of Christ 1217 Sixth Avenue, Seattle WA 98101

Seattle First Presbyterian Church, 1013 8th Avenue, Seattle WA 98104


Join food justice and NON-GMO food advocates for dozens of workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities to examine the issues related to GMOs. Get the tools you need to support the movement and advocate for NON-GMO food!  Prior to the conference, JOIN the GMO Awareness Week, attend movies, farm tours, and more!

This annual conference is the largest gathering in the US focused on educating and creating awareness about the implications of GMO seeds. As an international platform to share, learn and launch campaigns in support of a GMO FREE food supply, more than 60 speakers – from farmers, activists, and business owners to scientists and faith leaders -- will examine GMO seeds' relation to health, social justice, environment and corporate consolidation within local to global contexts.

Speaking proposals may still be submitted by June 30; sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available on the website (& see attachments). To register for the conference, please visit:  REGISTRATION. Conference organizer, the California Biosafety Alliance, is a cross-sector, multi-level and inter-ethnic alliance of people and organizations dedicated to NON-GMO food.


For more information, contact: 415.368.1891


Conference Steering Committee includesAcequias Institute, Agra Watch, Basil, Biosafety Alliance, Center for Farm Worker Families, Community Food and Justice Coalition, Food First, IDEX, Navdanya Institute, Organic Consumers Association, South Central Farmers CooperativeVital SystemsWashington Biotechnology Action Council 

For the 2013 edition, we are expecting food justice and non-GMO's advocates from the US, India and Canada. We have confirmed: Vandana Shiva, Wenonah Hauter, Devon Peña, Ignacio Chapela, Ann Lopez, Jeffrey Smith, David Bacon, Phil Bereano, and Theo Ferguson, among others.

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The California Biosafety Alliance is a cross sector, multilevel and inter-ethnic alliance of individuals and organizations working together to engage in broader outreach around genetically modified (GMO) food issues and to bring together strategic coalitions of diverse stakeholders to advocate for a GMO free food supply as a means of pushing for a shift from an industrial food model, to a model of local resilience.GMOs are a symbol that represent the industrial food system and a key point that needs to be addressed in order to address and shift the industrial food model.

Our vision is to get the multi-faceted number of issues with GMOs, from health, to social justice, to environmental issues, to corporate consolidation, to enter the framework of various groups who have not traditionally focused on the issue of GMOs as a central theme and point that needs to be addressed to push for a systemic shift in the current corporate food regime

Invitation to JBS.v2.bw_061513.docx
Extended Deadline for Proposals.bw_061913.docx
Scholarship Form.doc
JBWS 2013 POSTER_email.pdf
Extended Deadline for Proposals.bw_061913.pdf
Extended Deadline for Proposals.bw_061913.pdf
Volunteer Opportunities JBS 2013.pdf
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