A vegan dinner kicks off the seventh annual "World on Your Plate" conference tonight at Daemen College.
The two-day event in the Amherst college's Charles J. Wick Student Center, 4380 Main St., explores issues in environmental health, food production and more. There's workshops on subjects like community gardens, organic beekeeping, and raising beef cattle organically.
Anna Lappe, Saturday's keynote speaker, wrote "Diet for a Hot Planet," about making ecologically conscious food choices. She's the daughter of Frances Moore Lappe, whose 1971 book "Diet for a Small Planet" launched a million vegetarians while helping start conversations about the less wholesome effects of the American food system.
Tickets are $30 at the door. That includes Friday sessions from 6 to 10 p.m., including dinner, and Saturday's workshops and addresses from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., including an organic lunch.
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