Workshops 27-30: What organic is NOT putting in our bodies: The latest science on organic, pesticides, and health | Using Your Voice to Advocate for the Healthcare of You, Your Family, and Others | Protecting Your Family From Glyphosate Lurking In Your Pantry | CBD, Hemp and Cannabis – All of your Questions Answered
What organic is NOT putting in our bodies: The latest science on organic, pesticides, and health
Kendra Klein (Friends of the Earth), Jennifer Taylor, Farmer, Lola’s Organic Farm in Glenwood, Georgia and coordinator of Small Farm Programs at Florida A&M University, Alice Rolls, Executive Director, Georgia Organics
Can eating organic really reduce levels of pesticides in our bodies? The latest science says yes! A new peer-reviewed study shows that pesticide levels in the bodies of four American families dropped up to 95% within one week on an organic diet. The fact that we found pesticides linked to cancer, autism, infertility and more in all of the study participants inspires our work to make organic for all. As one mother in the study said, “Everyone has the right to clean, organic food.” Learn about how we can get there from one of the scientists behind the study, an organic farmer, and a leader in the organic food and farm-to-school movement. Learn about how you can share the science in a way that connects with people’s hearts and inspires them to make change, including a social media video of the participating families with tens of thousands of views and a new website www.OrganicForAll.org.
Using Your Voice to Advocate for the Healthcare of You, Your Family, and Others
Yolonda Spinks, Dr. Didi Saint Louis, Dr. Lisa Leslie-Williams
Buckhead Ballroom 1
Maneuvering the healthcare system can be difficult and finding the courage to advocate for yourself and your family can be even harder. Besides, doctors are “the” experts, right? This panel will address the importance of you trusting your instincts and intentionally advocating on behalf of yourself and your family while making informed decisions about the best form of care. More so, we’ll discuss how you as a patient can leverage your knowledge of your body and your right as a patient to craft the best relationship between you and your doctor, how patients can help their medical teams best support them, and how influencers can leverage their social media platforms to create safe and authentic spaces that ooze with love, resources, and support.
Protecting Your Family From Glyphosate Lurking In Your Pantry
Leah Segedie, Hanna Rhodes and Aya Matsumoto
Buckhead Ballroom 2
CBD, Hemp and Cannabis – All of your Questions Answered
Dr. Felicia Dawson, Steve Hoffman, Keisha Reed
Hemp – the non-intoxicating cousin to marijuana (fact: it’s all Cannabis, however hemp is defined as containing less than 0.3% THC and will never get you “high”) – was made legal for farmers to grow and processors, manufacturers and retailers to sell for the first time in over 80 years as a result of the passage of the 2018 Federal Farm Bill. As a result, hemp – which has more than 25,000 documented uses, is as ancient as agriculture and civilization itself, and also has a long history of use in the U.S. before its prohibition in the 1930s – is becoming very popular. The market for hemp-derived products, from superfoods, dietary supplements and beauty care products to textiles, fuels, bioplastics, building materials and more, is projected to grow exponentially over the next few years. In particular, products containing full spectrum hemp extract or CBD are driving growth as consumers turn to these products to seek natural solutions to help manage stress, pain, sleep and other health issues. Learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of hemp, CBD and full spectrum hemp extract, as well as what trends are emerging and where influencers can play a key role in working with hemp brands and educating consumers interested in learning more about these products.