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Conference to focus on food safety, sustainable farming

Food safety and advancing sustainability in farming will be the focus of the 14th annual World On Your Plate conference Oct. 6 and 7 in the Wick Campus Center at Daemen College.

It kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday with a showing of the documentary “Cesar Chavez,” about the labor organizer and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association. The Saturday afternoon keynote speaker will be Linda Black Elk of the Catawba Indian Nation, an ethnobotanist and restoration ecologist.

The conference also will include workshops on a variety of topics, from gardening to growing healthy foods. An organic vegetarian lunch featuring locally grown foods will be offered. Tickets are $30 advance, $35 at the door. Area students may attend for free, but must have ID and preregister by calling Eveline Hartz at 741-8815 or visiting



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