OSGATA President Jim Gerritsen, a Maine organic seed potato farmer, will participate on a guest panel at the United Nations in New York City from 10am to 1pm EST, on April 22, 2014. The event marks the 4th Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature commemorating International Mother Earth Day.
Gerritsen will offer a farmer’s perspective on the panel. He will speak to the advantages and challenges facing organic agriculture today. Some topics to be discussed include: declining resource availability, corporate control of agriculture, and the effects of climate change.
“I’m grateful to have been provided this unique opportunity to discuss solutions and concerns organic farmers have for the environment and the planet,” said Gerritsen. “United Nations delegates from around the world are quite a remarkable audience.”
The entire session, from 10am to 1pm EST, will be webcast live here.
To learn more about the annual commemoration of International Mother Earth Day, read the “Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth,” from the World People’s Conference on Climate Change 2010.