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Food without Fossil Fuels Now

*Most timely as UN has declared 2008 year of the food crisis*

Launch Conference in UK Parliament

The Definitive Report on Food & Agriculture Under Climate Change

Food Futures Now
*Organic *Sustainable * Fossil Fuel Free

By
Mae-Wan Ho
Sam Burcher, Lim Li Ching & Others

How organic agriculture and localised food (and energy) systems can feed the world, compensate for all greenhouse gas emissions due to human activities, and free us from fossil fuels

“Most compelling! A succinct and pithy appraisal of the current state of the planet – and just the right resolutions.”

Sir Julian Rose Chair of Association of Rural Businesses

More details of the Report at http://www.i-sis.org.uk/foodFutures.php

Time: 15:00-18:00h
Date: 22 April 2008
Venue: Jubilee Room, House of Parliament, Westminster, London

Agenda

15:00

Coffee

15:25

Opening and Chairman’s Remarks
Prof. Peter Saunders
Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics, King’s College London & co-Director of ISIS

15:30

Food and Energy Strategy Under Climate Change
Rt. Hon. Michael Meacher MP

15:40

Food without Fossil Fuels Now
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho
, Director of ISIS, UK

15:50

Saving Seeds of Hope, Banning Seeds of Despair
Sir Julian Rose
, Chair of International Coalition for Protecting the Polish Countryside

16:00

Greening Ethiopia for Food Security & End to Poverty
Sue Edwards
, Director of Institute of Sustainable Development

16:10

Living without Fossil Fuels
Alan Simpson MP

16:20

Reducing Organic Carbon Footprint
John & Guy Watson
, Riverford Organic Farm

16:30

Organic non-GM Agriculture for Saving the Honeybee
Prof. Joe Cummins
, Professor Emeritus of Genetics, University of Western Ontario, Canada, and ISIS Distinguished Fellow

16:40

The Benefits of Local Food Systems
Dr. Michel Pimbert
, Director of Sustainable Development IIED, UK

17:00

General Discussion

17:30

Closing Remarks
Prof. Peter Saunders

Article first published 14/04/08



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