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Food Systems Online Summit, by Organic Consumers Association

  • May 28, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • FREE Online webinar summit

The Organic Consumers Association is hosting FREE online summits.  The last of these sessions is Thursday May 28.  While it is free, registration is required, with a registration deadline of 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 27.

Register here for the Thursday, May 28 event (Session 6). (Registration closes May 27 at 5 p.m. EDT.

You can watch recordings of the first 4 sessions here:

The topic for for May 28 session is:

The biggest issues facing our food systems, from food deserts to climate change, in addition to exploring bold and forward-looking solutions like the Green New Deal.

Speakers will include Ronnie Cummins, International Director of the Organic Consumers Association, a founding member of Regeneration International and author of the book Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food, and a Green New Deal. Joining Ronnie will be:

• Craig Willingham, Deputy Director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute. He came to CUNY from New York City’s Center for Health Equity where he developed and implemented strategies to make it easier for people to buy healthier food. The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute conducts research, education and action projects that can contribute to solving the food problems of New York City.

• Henry Rowlands, founder of Sustainable Pulse, a sustainable food and agriculture news services that reaches 1 million people/month  in 125 countries each month. Rowlands is also founder of the The Detox Project, a research and certification platform that encourages transparency around the use of toxic chemicals, and promotes unique new testing technologies that enable you to find out what levels of toxic chemicals are in your body and in your food.

• Ben Kallos, New York City Council Member, District 5, is a legislator, public health advocate and NYC Council Progressive Caucus Co-Chair. He’s a leader on many good causes, including protecting New Yorkers from the use of toxic pesticides in the city's parks and open spaces, requiring fast food marketed to children to be less unhealthy, and supporting a #greenjobsrecovery.

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