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GMOs in Our Food Supply & How to Avoid Them
An Interactive Workshop
May 26, 2013 10 AM to 6 PM
2013 Heirloom Festival
What are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)? Why are they considered risky and unsustainable? Since GM foods aren’t labeled, how are consumers supposed to avoid them when shopping and eating out? Analiese Paik, founder of the Fairfield Green Food Guide, will lead a lively, informative, and interactive 1-hour session that answers all these questions and empowers guests to make Non-GMO food choices at home, at the grocery store, in restaurants, and at the farmers’ market. Bring your questions and concerns for Q&A.
Analiese Paik is a local-sustainable food advocate who frequently writes and speaks on the topic of GMOs, most recently for the Slow Food USA blog. Paik is the founder and editor of the Fairfield Green Food Guide, an award-winning website that informs consumers about local and sustainable food resources, news and events. She is a board member of Slow Food Metro North, worked as a grassroots community organizer to lobby for a GMO labeling bill in CT, and continues to advocate for the labeling of genetically engineered foods.http://fairfieldgreenfoodguide.com/
This FREE annual festival features speakers, music vintage crafters, children’s entertainment, vendors, our own heirloom seedlings and more.
Other speakers: Scott Cheskey, Wiliam Woys Weaver, Lawrence Davis Hollander, James Weaver, and Dr. Marie Mammone.
Music: Shoregrass, Poor Old Shine and The Please and Thank You String Band
The festival runs from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, rain or shine. For more information click here.
RSVP Tickets: Contact Jeff Cordulack, Events & Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-869-5272 x239