Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Freedom to Farm: A Panel at UNM

The young farmers from Dragon Farm in the South Valley in Albuquerque invite you to a discussion on the potential impact of contamination by genetically engineered crops on our local food system.

The panel discussion will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21, at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building, Ballroom A

We are invited to learn what we can do to preserve our freedom to farm, save seeds and feed our community and to learn about efforts in the New Mexico State Legislature in regards to this issue. Some discussion will center on  HB46 and SB51, sponsored by Sen. Stephen Fischmann and Rep. Paul Bandy, which would  provide protection for farmers from liability over possession of genetically engineered product.

Participating in the panel will be experts and advocates on this issue, including Isaura Andaluz, Michael Reed and Dan Young

Several state legislators have also been invited, Sens. Tim Keller, Linda Lopez and Jerry Ortiz y Pino, and Rep. Miguel Garcia.
You can RSVP for the event via Facebook.

If you went to the Downtown Growers Market this summer, perhaps you bought some delicious greens at the Dragon Farm booth.

Here is a video about Dragon Farm on YouTube

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