We would like to remind you that this upcoming Wednesday, January 19th
, starting at 7 pm, Tom Baker, Master Brewer at Earth, Bread Brewery in West Mount Airy will host a wonderful tasting of 6 seasonal beers
along with sausage at the Restaurant School. Tickets
are only $20 and can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/141173
Also check out our monthly class schedule at the Restaurant School.
Below are some other area events we thought you might be interested in as well as a couple opportunities to take action against GMOs and toxic pesticides.
|Fair Food Presents Brewers Plate|
|Sunday, March 13, 2011, from 4pm until 8pm
Location: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia
Fair Food Market at the Reading Terminal will be holding The Brewer's Plate, a marquee fundraising event. Participants include the area's most celebrated restaurants, breweries, and local distilleries - all independently owned and located within 150 miles of the city.
New highlights for 2011 include a Speakeasy featuring upscale cocktails and chocolates and more, and two expansive VIP tents veiling the beautiful Warden Garden.
» Visit their website for more information
|PASA's 20th Annual Farming for the Future Conference|
| Wednesday to Saturday, February 2nd to the 5th, 2011
Visit their website for more information about this educational and rewarding farming event at www.pasafarming.org.
Location: Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture works with local farmers to help them be more profitable and to produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment.
|CALL TO ACTION|
|Tell U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack that the science doesn't support the agency's proposed measures to prevent GMO contamination. The only way to fully protect farmers, consumers and the environment is to deny approval of GE alfalfa and adopt a moratorium |
In a precedent-setting final Environmental Impact Statement on the planting of Monsanto's genetically engineered alfalfa, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) acknowledges for the first time that GE contamination of organic and conventionally grown crops presents a huge problem in the U.S. Yet, the document falls woefully short of proving that GE alfalfa is safe for the environment or that it will afford all farmers their fair share of the US agricultural economy. In fact, the EIS sorely lacks the type of rigorous scientific data and analysis that the public expects from the Agency to justify going forward with any type of deregulation of GE alfalfa. Click here to take action and send US Secretary Vilsack a letter voicing your opposition. Thanks for taking a moment to send this letter.
Save the Bees, Tell the EPA to ban Bayer's toxic pesticide clothianidin
For the past several years scientists have been alarmed by the mysterious collapse of bee populations worldwide. Known as "Colony Collapse Disorder", massive bee die-offs discovered by beekeepers has resulted in the loss of as much as 30% of the commercial honeybee population in the U.S. since 2006. Last month a leaked EPA memo uncovered proof that the U.S. government approved a pesticide toxic to bees based on "fatally flawed" science and they have no intention of banning it even though it is harming the U.S. bee population. Incredibly, beekeepers and scientists around the world are pointing to Bayer's clothianidin as a leading factor in colony collapse and 4 European countries have already banned it. Join us by clicking here and telling the EPA to immediately ban the sale and use of clothianidin until proper tests can be conducted. Thanks for taking a moment to sign the petition.
Joseph Brandolo, President
Slow Food Philadelphia