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.
The anti-GMO movement is strong and determined to retake control of the global food system and two films explain the issues at hand. ‘Seeds of Freedom’ charts the story of seed from diversity-rich farming systems to its transformation into a monopolized commodity. ‘Genetic Roulette’ exposes never-seen-before-evidence that points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to disease in people, pets, livestock, and lab animals eating genetically modified soybeans and corn.
Due to a healthy and growing anti-GMO movement, consumers are more aware than ever of just how prevalent GMOs are in our food supply. It remains a challenge, however, for consumers to avoid GMOs at retail because labeling initiatives continue to falter. I feel compelled to do a little hand-holding by giving consumers a holistic framework, along with some tools, for determining which products are GMO and which aren’t.
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.