Comstock Ferre & Co. is the oldest continually operating seed company in the Northeast and a big defender of heirloom seeds. Each year they host an Heirloom Festival at their retail seed store in Wethersfield, CT where buildings dating back to the 1700s are being carefully restored. Bring the whole family on May 26, from 10 to 5 pm, to enjoy live music, workshops, presentations, activities, and exhibitors, plus shop for heirloom vegetable and flower plants.
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 45 minute-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.
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?
Join Fairfield Green Food Guide founder Analiese Paik for 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.
Most consumers are unaware of the fact that over 70% of processed foods sold in grocery stores contain at least one GM ingredient because they are not labeled. Connecticut, California, Vermont and now Minnesota are working to pass state laws that would mandate the labeling of GM foods because the FDA so far has refused to change their policies. Vermont and Connecticut’s labeling bills have been voted out of Committee, and may or may not be passed by the end of the current legislative session (May 9 in CT). California’s ballot initiative gathered more than 850,000 signatures and they believe they will be on the ballot this November.
airfield’s 3rd annual “Food for Thought Expo” showcases good food and how it’s easy to prepare and enjoy with the family. With presentations and displays by local farms, food stores, bakeries, health food vendors – and kid’s activities – the Food Expo provides a one-stop experience for the whole family on Saturday, March 31th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Fairfield Warde High School. Admission is free.
Confused by GMOs? Overwhelmed about how to best identify them in foods so you can avoid them? You’re not alone. Tara Cook-Littman and I have developed a GMO workshop to help you get a clear understanding of what GMOs are, how prevalent they are in our food supply, how to identify them on food labels (even though they’re unmarked!), the health risks associated with GMOs, and the CT law that would mandate the labeling of GM foods.