prod001183_lg Slow Food Dallas is ramping up its educational/social events. The Oak Cliff-based group is following up last month’s “Why local beer matters” with a lesson in seeds, “Why non-GMO and heirloom seeds matter.”

“We will learn about why non-GMOs are crucial for our food system, as well as how heirloom seeds connect us with history and provide delicious and interesting varieties of common fruits and vegetables,” the invitation states.

Slow Food Dallas leader Liz Goulding says she wanted to address the GMO issue with a positive spin. “I don’t want to do the exact same thing that everybody else is doing,” she says. “There’s so much going on with our food system. Somebody already did the march on Monsanto, and that’s great, but we don’t need to redo that.”

The event, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 13 is at Trinity Haymarket. Speakers include Marie Tedei of Eden’s Organic farm and Cynthia Mulcahy and Robert Hamilton of Mulcahy Farms.

They will show examples of their seeds and offer small bites using their produce. And yes, there will also be local beer.