This Thursday, March 25, the League of Women Voters of Thurston County will host “Seeds of Change,” a discussion presenting two viewpoints about the future of agriculture. Douglas R. Jones, Executive Director of Growers for Biotechnology, will explain how biotech can help provide ample food for a growing population. Additionally, David Mitman, President of the local Seed Savers organization, will present the advantages of planting and saving natural seeds.
Growers for Biotechnology, Inc., is an organization that seeks to promote and facilitate the research, development and acceptance of agricultural biotechnology. It was the brainchild of seven farm producers, who determined that a need existed to tell a more complete story surrounding the benefits of biotechnology in agriculture.
The presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 25, at Traditions Cafe and Fair Trade. The café is located at 300 Fifth Ave. S.W., Olympia, WA.