A lot of people are wondering what I am going to do with the money generated from renting our rental condo during the DNC… I won’t be using it to go on vacation or buy something material. I will be right here in Charlotte during the convention. I have big plans for the funds which will be used to continue to grow this site and spread the movement to label GMOs, holding President Obama accountable for the promises he made in 2007. I met some very well connected and influential people at Expo West that I want to work with to help spread the movement using the convention as a back drop.
You can do your part now – Please sign the petition at Just Label It – You have the right to know what’s in your food.
Speaking of food… On Friday night, I attended a fundraiser for The Organic Center, a non-profit who’s mission is to spread education and the benefits of organic agriculture. It was a night full of schmoozing and boozing… One highlight of the evening was introducing myself to a few big wigs – I had no idea who they were at first… it was fun later finding out exactly how powerful these people are. I think they were pretty impressed with my tenacity.
The entire evening encompassed everything ORGANIC – down right to all the drinks offered….. The beer, the tea, the sparkling beverages…
And all of the wine selections… I tried a glass of the organic cabernet (4th bottle from the left)
The hostess and MC of the evening was the lovely Sara Snow (and her daughter Silvia)… I’ve been following Sara Snow for quite sometime – I used to watch her show about living an organic lifestyle on Fine Living years ago and admire her so much…. To meet her was definitely the most exciting part of the event for me.
The keynote speaker of the evening was Dr. Alan Greene. He opened his speech with with a provocative statement – “Eating is like unprotected sex – Chew food you can trust ”
I wasn’t sure I could digest or trust the words he was saying though, after getting the 411 from one of my dinner companions… Dr. Alan Greene is a celebrity doctor that is riddled with controversy. The Cornucopia Instittute asked for The Organic Center to drop Dr. Greene as a speaker from the agenda. This is all because of his financial ties and support of suspicious synthetic supplements he encouraged to be added to infant formula and milk most commonly sold by the brand name “Horizon.” You can read all the facts behind this shadiness here.
For dinner there was a pretty large organic buffet set up… my friend and mentor, Max Goldberg and I enjoyed catching up over dinner. He runs Livingmaxwell.com – a guide to organic food and drink. If you like reading this site, you’ll definitely like his too – check him out.
I got a little bit of everything from the buffet. I loved the big roasted carrots and asparagus with the quinoa – The salmon was very good too. It’s been a while since I had wild salmon.
I also tried some of this organic chocolate torte (my favorite!) and a few other desserts…. with lots of fresh organic raspberries.
Toward the end of the night – Gary Hirshberg took the stage to give some closing remarks. I’m a big fan of him, especially since he left his CEO role at Stoneyfarm and committed to spend his time getting GMOs labeled and partnering with the Just Label It campaign.
By the door on the way out – there were lots of goodies to take home. Nature’s Path granola, organic coffee, reusable bottles and bags,
Reader Question: If GMO’s get labeled and find out your favorite foods have them – What will you do? Will you still buy them?
There’s lots more to share from my trip out west coming soon!
Have a great week…