Doug Jones holds up the book, “Tomorrow’s Table”. Looking on are the moderator from the League of Women voters and David Mitman.
Washington Friends of Farms & Forests helped coordinate an educational program about biotechnology in agriculture with the League of Women Voters.
About thirty people attended the March 25, 2010 event entitled, “Seeds of Change” held in Olympia. Two speakers compared their perspectives of the advantages and disadvantages of heritage seeds, genetically modified seeds and reused seeds.
Understanding the available science and technology is critical to solving the challenges of feeding the world. The intent of the program was to help the public better understand the use of biotechnology in agriculture as well as the perspective of seed savers. David Mitman spoke about the advantages of planting and saving natural seeds. Douglas R. Jones spoke about providing ample food, fiber, and now fuel, for a growing population.
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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.