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An Evening with New York Times best selling author of Eating on the Wildside, Jo Robinson

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Saturday, February 27th, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

“If the organic movement needs a Joan of Arc I would surely nominate Jo Robinson. Her latest book illustrates why she is without a doubt the quiet anchor of the movement. Only Michael Pollan would come close to her superbly researched work.” - Bill Kurtis, television journalist and producer Jo Robinson is a bestselling, investigative journalist who has spent the past 15 years scouring research journals for information on how we can restore vital nutrients to our fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, and dairy products.

The nutritional losses did not begin 50 or 100 years ago, she has learned, but thousands of years earlier when we first abandoned our native diet of wild plants and game and began to domesticate animals and grow food in the first primitive gardens. Unwittingly, the choices we made about how to feed our livestock and what to plant in our gardens reduced the amount of vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants in the human diet, which compromised our ability to fight disease and enjoy optimum health. Robinson is a nationally recognized expert in how to recapture those lost nutrients. Her insights into the benefits of raising animals on pasture have been featured in scores of magazines, newspapers, and radio shows, including Sunset Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, NPR’s All Things Considered, and Mother Earth News. "What would we do without Jo Robinson? A modern-day Hippocrates, she's written the prescription for good health in her phenomenal new book,Eating on the Wild Side. And this is no bitter medicine: Robinson points to wiser choices we can make not only at the farmers' market but also in the aisles of our supermarkets.

The cure for what ails us is right here, and it's delicious.” - Dan Barber, author of New York Times best seller, “The Third Plate”, featured on the TV show Chefs Table, and multiple TED Talks The HWS Fest has secured excellent paid parking pricing throughout the city. These are your Options. It is first come, first serve.

Victoria Conference Centre $5 all day, regularly $16 701 Belville Street: $5 all day, regularly $12 481 Kingston, Lot 174: $4 all day, regularly $12

Cost: Adult: $15
Child: $15
Senior: $15
Student: $15
General: $22
At the Door: $22
Category: Arts | Entertainment
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Location: Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street, Victoria
This event is for Adults, Teens, Seniors, Singles, Student / College
More Info: Ari Hershberg
[email protected]
250 686-6821
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