The Monadnock Food Co-op felt incredibly inspired to see over 600 of you at our event “GMOs: What’s in our food?” with Keynote Speaker Gary Hirshberg at the Colonial Theatre in Keene on January 12th. Our goal was to raise awareness about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and also call attention to state and national efforts calling for the labeling of GMOs in our food. We feel we all deserve the right to know what is in our food.
Many thanks to our event underwriters for their financial and promotional support: Antioch University New England, Cheshire Garden, Grandy Oats, Mayfair Farm, The Works Bakery Café, Tree Free Greetings and W.S. Badger Company.
Thank you also to our event supports for spreading the word about the event: The Cornucopia Project, Healthy Monadnock 2020, Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition, New Hampshire Right to Know GMO, Northeast Organic Farming Association – NH, Slow Food Monadnock, Tomina’s and Walpole Valley Farms.
We also thank Valerie Piedmont and Jeanne Sable from the Solar Sisters for graciously donating their time and singing talents to perform at Sunday’s event.
And last, but certainly not least, we so appreciate Gary Hirshberg’s commitment to educating others about GMOs. His passion for this issue is contagious. For those of you who left the event inspired to learn more or motivated to take action, we invite you to visit our “GMOs: What’s in our food?” webpage at http://monadnockfood.coop/gmos/.