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The 12th Annual World on Your Plate Food and Sustainable Living Conference

On Friday and Saturday, October 9 & 10, Buffalo will be talking about sustainable, organic, local food sources. In a world that is spinning out of control when it comes to the food that we eat, there are still plenty of people who continue to push for non-GMO, pro small farm efforts.

For a dozen years, the World on Your Plate Food and Sustainable Living Conference has been taking place in Western New York. Organizers have rallied advocates together to speak on food-related issues that often times get brushed under the carpet by corporate America. This event allows people to learn about sustainable food initiatives in their community, while sharing their ideas and concerns.

We don’t have to sit idly by, while companies such as Monsanto run rampant, without regulations and without proper labeling. It’s time to take back our food sources, from those who would capitalize on the poor health of a nation.

“Our local organic farmers have traditionally donated their amazing (local & in-season) produce for a scrumptious lunch prepared by Daemen Staff. (All included in registration.) Porter Farms, Thorpe’s Family Organic Farm, and Native Offerings have been with us since 2004 when the first food forum was held at Pilgrim St. Luke’s UCC. Since then other farmers & vendors, local &/or organic have generously contributed to the event. We have been very gratified to see an increase in community supported agriculture (CSAs), urban farming, and food-related businesses throughout the WNY area.” – World on Your Plate

Saturday Workshop topics include:

  • Food Justice
  • Community Gardens
  • Healing Power of Cultural Arts
  • Renewable Energy,
  • Weston Price
  • Cellular Health
  • Socially Responsible Investing
  • Cookware
  • Haudenosaunee Nutrition
  • Yemeni and Mediterranean traditions
  • GMOs

Speakers include:

Friday evening, October 9, Jonathan Bloom (author of America Wasteland) will speak on “The Food Not Eaten”

Saturday, October 10, Rowen White, from Seed Saver’s will present on “Seeds – Components to Our Future Sustainability” 

 

September 17, 2015! WOYP Press Release

Friday and Saturday, October 9 & 10, 2015

Daemen College, Wick Campus Center, 4380 Main St

Activities include: 

  • Informal Friday dinner & movie
  • Saturday’s local vendors
  • Information tables
  • Raffles
  • Mexican-Spanish folk dance demo (by Leonel & Dolores Rosario)
  • Acoustic Music (by Jim Vozga & friends)
  • Refreshments add fun & liveliness to the event

See www.worldonyourplate.org for complete schedule.

Cost: $25 preregistered @ www.WorldonYourPlate.org or $30 at the door. FREE to students with preregistrations (bring ID), Scholarships available. $10 for Friday night only.

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