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How to Grow the Veganic Farming Movement - Webinar and Town Hall Discussion
Calling farmers, activists, academics, consumers and everyone who wants to see a serious movement to transition to sustainable and humane farming systems. Join Seed the Commons on March 12th for a half-day of presentations and discussions on the state of the veganic movement in Europe and North America and ways to build the movement for a widespread transition to plant-based ecological farming.

During the first half of the event, Dr. Mona Seymour and Axel Anders will present on the state of the veganic movement in North America and Europe, in particular on the Vegan Biocyclic movement in Europe. This will be followed by a Q & A session, where we will also be joined by Dr. Johannes Eisenbach of the International Biocyclic Vegan Network.

The second half will be a town hall discussion where we will explore best strategies and immediate priorities for the widespread transition to veganic agriculture.

This event is part of the series 'Rethinking Food and Agriculture in a Time of COVID and Climate Change' that was launched by Seed the Commons on World Food Day 2020.

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Mar 12, 2021 09:30 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. Mona Seymour
Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Studies @Loyola Marymount University
Mona Seymour is an Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Her research interests broadly concern the relationships between veganism/animal liberation and agrifood movements. She is currently working on a project on veganic farming in the United States in collaboration with Alisha Utter at the University of Vermont. The project focuses on the values, experiences, and farming practices of US veganic growers.
Dr. agr. Johannes Eisenbach
Co-founder and Partner @Adolf Hoops Society
Dr. agr. Johannes Eisenbach, originally from Germany, is a trained farmer and agricultural economist. Involved in the organic movement since the early 1980s, he relocated to Greece in 1995 where he played a major role in the development of organic agriculture. In addition to providing training and consultancy for conversion farms, he has built up an extensive distribution network to give producers from Greece and Cyprus, mostly small-scale family farms, access to the international export markets. In collaboration with the German organic pioneer Adolf Hoops and his son Arne, he developed the Biocyclic Standard, which later expanded to become the Biocyclic Vegan Standard. Johannes Eisenbach is a co-founder of the Adolf Hoops Society, the international standard and label organization for biocyclic vegan agriculture, and he is the chairman/coordinator of several associations and committees including the Biocyclic Vegan Standard Commission.
Axel Anders, M. A.
@International Biocyclic Vegan Network
Axel Anders, M. A., studied psychology, drama, linguistics and business administration in France and Germany. Already during his university years, he became involved in the organic farming movement and came into contact with the organic pioneer Adolf Hoops back in the early 1980s. Although his professional journey took him in a different direction in language teaching, international business and publishing, his interest in organic farming remained alive. In 2016, when recognizing the need for a consistently vegan form of organic agriculture he connected German stakeholders in veganic farming with the Biocyclic Network in Greece/Cyprus, thereby initiating the development of “Biocyclic Vegan Agriculture”. Currently Axel Anders lives and works in Berlin. As a co-founder of the Adolf Hoops Society, the international standard and label organization for biocyclic vegan agriculture, he is primarily involved in the international development of the biocyclic vegan activities.