There is exciting news on the local-sustainable food front! I have joined Natural Awakenings Magazine, Fairfield County, as food editor. Each month, a dedicated Fairfield Green Food Guide-branded section will feature articles, resource guides, news briefs and business profiles that inspire and empower readers to eat locally and sustainably.
I rarely indulge in shameless self promotion, but I’m making an exception for Morris Media’ Group’s 2014 Green Awards. I’d love to win a Green Award in recognition of the contributions the Fairfield Green Food Guide (FGFG) has made to create a more sustainable community in Fairfield County. It’s readers like you that can make that happen.
This year, Connecticut joined about 20 other states that have recently debated laws requiring suppliers to label all genetically modified food. Though Connecticut’s bill died in the last session, House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan, D-Meriden, has begun to form a bipartisan legislative task force to investigate the issue.
Yesterday, Right to Know CT launched a petition asking House and Senate leadership and Governor Malloy to enact HB 5117 and we have 350 signatures already! Please sign the petition and share it via email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. so we can gather as many signatures as possible from anywhere in the country. http://www.change.org/petitions/the-governor-of-ct-support-right-to-know-ct-and-gmo-labeling-enact-hb-5117-into-law. We plan to hand the bill in to the Legislature after this rally on Friday.
Right now we need to urge the leadership of the House and Senate to call HB 5117 before the session ends on May 9. The support from CT representatives and senators is strong. But, without the bill being called, there is not much we can do. Please call or email each person listed below, urging them to call the bill so CT can be the first state to pass a mandatory GMO labeling bill.
By Analiese Paik What Are GMOs and What Does the Bill Mean for Consumers? Saturday, March 10 10-12 noon Pequot Library 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT (203) 259-0346 Free and open to the public Left to right: Rep. T.R. Rowe … Read more
In Support of HB 5117, An Act Concerning Genetically-Engineered Foods Submitted to the Connecticut General Assembly Environment Committee Live testimony begins on 2/22/12 at 9:30 am By Analiese Paik February 21, 2012 To Senator Meyer, Representative Roy, and Members of … Read more
The fourth Annual Green Coast Award winners were announced Wednesday, November 16, at the fourth Annual Fairfield County Green Faire at Grand Restaurant and Lounge in Stamford, Connecticut. Fairfield Green Food Guide is proud to be named a 2011 Green … Read more
On Saturday, June 25, Analiese Paik of the Fairfield Green Food Guide made a guest appearance on WTNH’s Good Morning Connecticut Show at 7:49 am to discuss how to capture the fleeting flavors of summer and the newly released cookbook, … Read more
A beautiful new magazine called Sustainable Connecticut has launched. This special preview in the April issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens magazine (CTC&G) profiles local leaders of the sustainable food movement who are inspiring all of us to change. They are … Read more
Tweet Happy Holidays! Looking for a special holiday gift for the gardeners, cooks and green food lovers in your life? This first installment of our Holiday 2010 Green Food Gift Guide contains 3 clever, thoughtful and fun ideas that were … Read more
Tweet When was the last time you bought someone a gift of food directly from the source? Local honey lovers, and anyone interested in becoming a convert, are invited to attend a very special holiday boutique at Red Bee Apiary … Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fairfield, CT – On Thursday, April 29, 2010, at 3:35 pm, North Stratfield School (NSS) will hold a Ground Breaking Ceremony for its raised garden bed plots. Members of the school’s Brownie and Girl Scout troops will … Read more