Dr. Shiva to Speak on Food Justice and Sustainable Agriculture – Kapolei Jan. 16 at 7PM

Seed Freedom Is Food Freedom shiva_jan16Dr. Vandana Shiva

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 7:00 PM
Salvation Army Ray Kroc Center, Kapolei
Ewa Beach, HI
Register (Free)

This is the first public presentation in the highly anticipated visit from the internationally acclaimed activist and sustainable farming advocate Dr. Vandana Shiva. From January 15-17, Dr. Shiva will speak to legislators, students, Agricultural specialists and community members on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i about food justice and sustainable agriculture—issues that are gathering momentum as Hawai‘i attempts to address the question of its growing food insecurity.

Join Dr. Shiva and special guest Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety. They will speak about the theme: “Seed Freedom is Food Freedom.”

Jeri Di Pietro: “Dr. Shiva will speak with the island’s West Side residents, many of whom are impacted by chemicals and agricultural dust drift. Currently there is not enough oversight and very little understanding about field experiments and the chemical pesticides and herbicides being used. People living close to the fields are suffering chronic exposure and poor health; many children on the West Side have asthma and many adults are experiencing adult onset asthma. We are also seeing a very high and unexplained rate of cancer in the areas near fields used for seed testing.”

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