Piotti reflects on the CC
2014 Camden Conference Moderator, John Piotti, writes about us in Maine Farmland Trust‘s recent Newsletter.
Food & Water: Notes on the Camden Conference
Sometimes I’m amazed by what happens here in Maine. An event this past weekend made that point clearly—in two distinct ways.
The event was the 27th Annual Camden Conference. The topic this year was “the global politics of food and water.” For those of you who have never attended one of these conferences, they are professionally-run three-day affairs that boast world experts and top-notch speakers. It’s so impressive that an event of this sort occurs right here in our backyard. (The live show is held at the Camden Opera House, with broadcasts to the Hutchinson Center in Belfast and the Strand Theater in Rockland.)
The other reason this year’s Camden Conference reflected well on Maine was because of the topic. Any conversation about food and water soon leads to a discussion about sustainable agriculture—and that’s an area where Maine has been a real leader. Even though the conference focused on global issues, Maine played a key role—as well it should.