Food Matters

Keith and I attended the Tedx Manhattan Changing the Way we Eat Viewing Party today in Concord. It was a free event with donated food for both lunch and dinner. This streamed live from New York City. The event was about what different organizations are doing in the United States from bringing local food to the school system, educating those children on where your food comes from, local food movement, food awareness just to name a few. It was particularly interesting that a community (and I cannot remember what state this was in) instituted a 2% tax on junk food and reduce the tax on organic food by 5%. Many of the talks were very moving. Some of these folks are so passionate about their work on this subject. It is really aspiring. There are many, many organizations that focus their work on the food movement. Some of them that were mentioned: Digital Farm Collective, Living Library, Welcome Table, Environmental Working Group, Food Revolution, food policy action. We admire the many, many people who spoke at this event today and the countless hours they dedicate to this cause. We encourage you to join an organization that resonates with you. Currently in our State, the Granite State Farm to Plate passed the house, next up it needs to pass the senate. Keep an eye out later this year, the Environmental Working Group will be launching a website, specifically a food database which will list toxic free products you can buy. They base it on the ingredients, how processed and nutrition. Currently they have 1,500 brands and they hope to have more before the website goes live. They currently have EWG Skin Deep website which is related to health and beauty products. They will tell you which products are better for you. Imagine actually putting makeup or lotion or shampoo on your skin and not chemicals?

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