1st Mindanao organic festival at Abreeza

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013


THE three-day 1st Mindanao Organic Festival, which opened on December 16 and will be concluded today, December 18, has gathered about 40 exhibitors from the various areas in Mindanaoat Abreeza Mall to showcase organic food products.

Organic products on display are coconut water, rice, coco-sugar, banana, vegetables, and other processed foods like peanut butter, banana chips, etc.

The People Collaborating for Environmental and Economic Management (Pceem) has organized the festival which is anchored on the theme "Organic Farming: Healthy Environment and Healthy People."

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In a press statement, Pceem said the event was initiated "to remind all of us to take care essentially of our environment and address the insufficient supply of foods through the use of organic farming."

"The immense devastation brought about by climate change such as floods, heavy rains and earthquakes made us realize that it is very essential for us to ponder on ways to bring back the health of our mother nature," it added.

Pceem urged the public to participate in the three-day event and "patronize our safe, healthy and environment-friendly products made in the various parts of Mindanao."

The other activities featured simultaneously in the festival include Christmas decor making, organic cooking and beverage making, essay and poem writing, poster making and photography to be participated in by high school and college students from all over Mindanao.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 18, 2013.

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