It is becoming clear that public health is increasingly at risk from resistance to some important fungicides, exacerbated by the overuse of agricultural fungicides. Fungicide resistance is showing up everywhere. Hardly a day passes without news of resistance to fungicide in another plant or animal -- bats, salamanders, Norway Maples, Hawthorns, wheat, corn, soy beans, coffee, potatoes, bananas, cats, cattle, honey bees, and now humans.
Strains of the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus that are resistant to medical azoles have been encountered more and more frequently in hospitals. This
IATP's Food Sovereignty series is Free and open to the public.
Make plans now to attend IATP’s Food Sovereignty series throughout the month of March.
Join us for Nora McKeon, author of "Food Security Governance: Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations." Nora formerly worked for the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and continues to be very active around food systems, food governance, small-scale farmer movements, and UN-civil society relations. She coordinates a program of exchange and advocacy with African and European small-scale farmers’ organizations.
Hosted by the Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum
Keynote: Kate Heiny, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Target
Other participants include: Aveda, Best Buy, Earth Clean, MN Fire Fighters Association, BioAmber, Segetis, Peapods, Metro IRB, Forge HydroCarbons, re:CHEM, Naturepedic, Healthy Legacy, and more.
When: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 from 8am – 4:30pm
Where: Pohland Hall (2nd floor), Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
More information at: http://greenchemistrymn.org/conference
In its fifth year, the Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum's
3:30 pm CST / 4:30 pm EST
This two part webinar series will introduce participants to IATP's high school level Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum. The curriculum is designed to empower youth, teach them about their local food system, engage them in meaningful, hands-on learning activities that also strengthen their school’s Farm to School program and link them directly to farmers in their community. Implementation of the curriculum in a high school setting simultaneously gives students ownership and commitment to their school’s Farm to School program, while re