Today is Terra Madre Day! It’s an international day set aside to celebrate local food.
There’s no formal Slow Food Seattle event today, but please do stay tuned to see what we have in the works for 2014. Our leadership team has been discussing many really delicious possibilities for members and we hope to start announcing new events as we head into the new year.
In the meantime, you can celebrate local foods in your own home today and any day! One way is, of course, shopping locally for local produce.
Or consider checking out one of our Pacific Northwest products listed on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste.
The Ark of Taste is a special project of Slow Food, with the mission to “rediscover, catalog and promote foods that are closely linked to specific communities and cultures but are threatened by industrial standardization. Today the Ark lists more than 1,100 unique foods from 50 countries. The Foundation has set an ambitious goal to board thousands more products over the next few years, tracking them down in every corner of the planet to provide a great step forward in protecting edible biodiversity.”
What does this mean? It means the Ark of Taste is dedicated to making sure some of our most delicious foods don’t go extinct! And to save them by eating them, and encouraging others to get to know these special ingredients.
You can explore the whole list here, but here are some ideas for something you could do for Terra Madre related to the Ark of Taste for dinner tonight!
Would you like some quick talking points to help with explaining why folks should vote “yes” on the I-522 initiative to label GMO food? Continue reading
GMO OMG opens in Seattle tonight (Fri, Sept 27) at SIFF. Are you planning to attend?
Tonight there is a Q&A with Pamm Larry, California Grassroots Leader & Initial Instigator of Prop 37.
The film shows again tomorrow (Sat, Sept 28) at 3pm & 5:15.
As a proud supporter of Yes on 522, the GMO labeling initiative, Slow Food Seattle has shared numerous Yes on I-522 related updates/events/and posts on our page.
The timing of the film’s release couldn’t have come at a better time, as we are just over a month away from I-522 going up for a vote in WA state.
There have been a couple of pre-screenings already -including one hosted by PCC Natural Markets at Seattle Art Museum last Wednesday. Have you viewed the film or heard much buzz about it already? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
More info and reviews on the film and watch the trailer at the bottom of the post.
GMO OMG, take the audience on a journey to explore the unknown health and environmental risks of GMO’s, chemical toxins, and the food monopoly as well as the growing global movement to take back what we have lost.
“Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert digs deep into the current controversy surrounding GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) and their stronghold on the American agricultural system.” Eater.com
“Director Jeremy Seifert accomplishes something remarkable when he turns his camera on his family…its refreshing to see a work that gives emotion its due.” Grist.org
For more information, see the film’s Facebook page or website.