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Learn Grow and Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group to be featured in breakout session at the 2012 Rotary International Convention in Bangkok

Posted on Thursday, 17 November 2011 | Permalink

With the challenging title, End Malnutrition Now: The Evergreen Revolution, Learn Grow and Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group will be delivering a dynamic breakout session at the 2012 Rotary International Convention in Bangkok.  This follows approval just received for one of the limited breakout sessions from the Convention Committee.

Chefs around the globe are discovering the “lost” food plants of the world and presenting them on television.  Nutritionists are highlighting the food values of overlooked traditional food plants.  Front line agriculturalists are again focussing on the less well-known food plants of the world to produce the “evergreen revolution.”

Moderated by PRID Dr John Thorne, Chairman of Food Plants Solutions Rotarian Action Group, the breakout session will feature Bruce French, agricultural scientist.  He will present an overview of the comprehensive database of the world’s food plants that he has developed over a lifetime and demonstrate how this information can be used as a tool for elimination of malnutrition in an “evergreen revolution”.

Buz Green, agricultural scientist and Chairman of Learn Grow, will then present a framework for action.  He will explain how Rotarians everywhere can be actively involved in delivering this solution to eliminate malnutrition in South-East Asia and the developing world.

Put the date in your diary now – Wednesday, 9 May 2012 from 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm in room Sapphire 8 at the IMPACT Centre.  (Note: date and time will be subject to final confirmation).  It’s an opportunity not to be missed!