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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

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

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





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


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


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


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


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


Living without Fossil Fuels
Alan Simpson MP


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


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


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


General Discussion


Closing Remarks
Prof. Peter Saunders

Article first published 14/04/08

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