Here’s a recap of some of the great local WAPF events from this fall:

1. Wise Traditions Michigan Cheers to Deidre Currie and the many volunteers who put on a great conference in Livonia, September 28 and 29. The great speaker line-up included: Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, Dr. Kaayla Daniel, Dr. Janet Lang, Karen Lubbers, Mark McAfee, Pat Murphy, Dr. Richard Olree, Kathleen Rafter, Katie Singer, Jeffrey Smith, Sandra Steingraber. I really enjoyed hearing from Karen Lubbers about her experiences running a sustainable farm in West Michigan, Dr. Kaayla Daniel present research on the dangers of soy, Jeffrey Smith’s excellent keynote address on the scary news from the GMO world, and Dr. Sandra Steingraber tell about some of her fascinating research on the links between environmental toxins and cancer. I was truly inspired by the whole conference, and the Schoolcraft College chefs provided delicious snacks and lunch for us. You definitely don’t want to miss this local conference next year, and get involved and volunteer to help if you can.

2. On October 12, the Healthy Traditions Network presented a night with Jordan Rubin. Jordan gave a fun and interesting talk about how America can battle its obesity problem through, surprise, surprise, healthy eating, exercise, and healthy lifestyle changes. It was refreshing to hear him speak about how to lose weight and gain health through natural lifestyle changes and a return to healthy, natural foods. Many local farmers were there to talk about their products.

3. On October 27 the Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor held an open house and fall harvest festival with local farmers, natural food grocers, and health practitioners. The Ann Arbor chapter of the WAPF had a table with information about the WAPF, brochures, relevant books, and information about the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. There was a great turnout and we met a lot of new people.

I hope you were able to participate in some of these great events. Stay tuned for more.

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