SFMV Projects

Slow Food MV GMO FREE

is meeting  regularly at the Howe’s House in West Tisbury.

Our next meeting is Tuesday January 21st at 6:00pm.  If you are interested in GMO’s and would like to be a part of our committee, please join us.

What is going on at the State level?

We have until March 2014 to get the GMO labeling bills out of committee at the State House, otherwise we’ll have to wait until the 2  015-16

legislative session to try again. Let’s seize this opportunity. Call your reps today and watch this video!

Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives has won the 2012 Movie of the Year by the Solari Report and the Top Transformational Film of 2012 by AwareGuide!

Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn.

Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Don’t miss this film!

 

If you missed the viewing of Genetic Roulette, there are three more opportunities to see it at a library near you:

The screenings that I have arranged are

Thursday        January  16, 6pm      Oak Bluffs Public Library

Wednesday    February 12, 7pm      Edgartown Public Library (waiting for final confirmation)

Wednesday     March  12, 5:30pm   Chilmark Free Public Library

 

 

chickens & eggs

Slow Food MV held an August 2013 event
Coop de Ville Tour, a celebration of the Local Egg

Tour-ists learned about “fresh” eggs, “local” eggs and the chicken keepers
that make it all happen thru a tour of 6 farms and backyard keepers.

as part of an educational effort, a booklet all about the basics of
keeping chickens and having fresh eggs was printed…

egg-ology | a primer

to see the
full booklet >>>>

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Let’s make  Martha’s Vineyard GMO–free.

SLOW FOOD MV – GMO FREE hopes to engage members of the community in discussions about the benefits and obstacles to becoming GMO free, so that as a community we can find solutions to growing and raising clean food on the Vineyard

to lean more about the SFMV-GMO FREE group >>>>

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Recipe for Change | food advocacy

Making changes in our food buying habits can lead to a healthier diet and a more environmentally secure planet.

for links from the event:

the Recipe for Change 10 points card

article from Vineyard Gazatte

 

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Zero Waste poster project

Slow Food MV and the Vineyard Conservation Society
work with a  Zero Waste Policy at their events.
A set of posters has been developed to ID the proper bin for disposing event waste.

 

to see the full set >>