This conference, presented in association with The Big Carrot, started off with keynote Silver Donald Cameron presenting an inspiring look at Bhutan, a remote South Asian country that is choosing to value Gross National Happiness above conventional economics as it deals with the influences of the modern world. It included 10 panels on a variety of subjects ranging from Enviropig™ to Organic Bread and Beer. There were over 40 speakers and moderators sharing a range of viewpoints and insights from years of dedicated work in food and agriculture, rural and urban affairs, and the academic and political arenas.
The conference program includes a complete schedule and biographies of speakers.
The Failed Promise of Agricultural Biotechnology
presentation by Bill Freese, Science Policy Analyst, Center for Food Safety
Bill Freese was one of the speakers on the Voices for Change: GMOs, a Health and Environmental Catastrophe? panel. In his presentation, he systematically reviews the current status of genetically engineered crops, their failed promises, and the non-GE alternatives that are proving to be successful. If you want the facts and figures about this technology, this presentation is a good place to start.
Susan Rubin, one of the activist moms on the Moms Unite! panel, blogs about her experience at the conference. She also includes links to numerous resources mentioned in her presentation. http://www.drsusanrubin.com/food-choice-resources/