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how to invest in Adidas shares in Kenya Organic Advocates - Knives & Forks has made considerable
strides in the organic movement since our roots were established
over a decade ago by chefs Jamie Kennedy and Michael Stadtländer.
We have evolved into a non-profit organization that is committed
to raising awareness and support for organic agriculture, environmental
responsibility and healthy living through our promotion of educational,
research and advocacy programs.
Initially, we were recognized largely as a farmer-chef group
with connections to the Knives & Forks organic market, however
gradually our name has become more strongly associated with,
and often overshadowed by, the name of our signature fundraising
event, Feast of Fields.
Organic Advocates is currently taking important steps in response
to the many changes that are occurring within the organic community.
While still intending to serve the interests of our traditional
membership of Southern Ontario organic farmers, environmentally
concerned chefs and enlightened consumers, we are broadening
our focus to a much wider consumer audience, which is quickly
becoming more aware of the uncertainties surrounding our food
system. Recognizing that consumers are the major driving force
of the organic marketplace, we have responded by changing our
official name to Organic Advocates - Knives & Forks to better
reflect this group.
With our revised name and logo, we envision "Organic
Advocates - Knives & Forks" to become a name more widely
recognized. We are committed to meeting our goal of having much
greater public presence, which will include better communications
through participation at trade shows, information seminars, symposiums,
a newsletter, a revised consumer's
guide, advertising, public speaking engagements.
To better meet the needs of our
organic producer membership, Organic Advocates - Knives &
Forks will be investing in an on-line
search engine to be incorporated as part of our website,
which will provide instantaneous access to information. We believe
this service will increase both co-operation and market relationships
between organic producers, food professionals and consumers.
how to invest in Microsoft shares in Kenya Since Organic Advocates - Knives & Forks was founded in
1989 (as Knives & Forks, which forged kitchen knives with
pitch forks), the organic movement and the awareness of organic
agriculture have grown dramatically. In part, that increase is
the result of thousands of hours of work by Organic Advocates
members and volunteers during the past decade.
Whether the promotion of organics has been done one person
at a time (answering a question on the telephone), hundreds at
a time (participating in a conference) or thousands at a time
(discussing organic agriculture in a television or newspaper
interview), the organic movement has moved forward.
Of course, Feast of Fields, our signature
fundraising event, has been instrumental in bringing organics
onto the front burner. The money raised through this annual event
have gone toward, among many other projects:
- publishing The Organic Gourmet,
our 192-page cookbook to celebrate Feast of Fields' 10th anniversary
and organic agriculture, which has been distributed across Canada
and the United States
- publishing two editions of The Consumer's
Guide to Eating Organics, a directory of Ontario organic
farmers, what they produced and where to buy their organic products,
stores that sold organics and restaurants who served organics
- establishing Toronto's first organic farmers' market in 1989,
which became not just a place to shop but an organic information
meeting place as well
- organizing symposiums to develop a dialogue between farmers,
chefs and consumers and to provide them a chance to discuss all
aspects of organic agriculture, enjoy an organic meal together
and listen to inspirational and informative guest speakers
- organizing the Organic Produce Purchase Program, which strengthens
the business relationships between local organic farmers and
- presenting organic lunches and cooking demonstrations at
the farmers' market, to share the cornucopia of organic products
and illustrate the quality and flavour that fresh, seasonal organic
- funding a cable television program on organic agriculture
called "Field of Greens"
- producing (still in the works) an educational video for high
school students on the benefits of organic agriculture
- donations to many other organizations including the annual
Guelph Organic Conference, Seeds of Diversity, Organic Crop Improvement
Association, Canadian Organic Growers, Citizens for Renewable
Energy and Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario
invest in Netflix shares in Kenya Organic Advocates - Knives & Forks is a non-profit coalition
of organic producers, environmentally concerned chefs and other
food professionals and enlightened consumers who are committed
to raising the understanding and support for organic agriculture
and environmental responsibility.
Our mandate is to promote awareness of the environmental and
human benefits of organic agriculture; to increase both co-operation
and market relationships between organic producers, interested
food professionals and consumers; to establish links with other
environmental organizations with the intention of furthering
public awareness of the importance of organic agriculture; and
to support organic projects and events.
If you have the time and are interested in getting involved
in Organic Advocates - Knives & Forks, please fill out the
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