May 20, 2010
"WHOLE FOODS MARKET TARGETED BY ORGANIC ADVOCATES / LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT / CARNIVORE CHIC"
Whole Foods Market Targeted by Organic Advocates
Local Food System Development Spotlight
Carnivore Chic (encore)
Ronnie Cummins - executive director, Organic Consumers Association (Finland, ME) - The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), formed in 1998, is an online and grassroots non-profit public interest organization campaigning for "health, justice, and sustainability". The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. They are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers. The OCA represents over 850,000 members, subscribers and volunteers, including several thousand businesses in the natural foods and organic marketplace.
Kim Perry, director, National Farmers Union Local 316 (Harrowsmith, ON) - Kim was born and raised in New Brunswick and in 2001 became a member of the National Farmers Union and their Local 316. Her and her husband Dave operate Perry Maine-Anjou Farms in the community of Harrowsmith, Ontario, and they own a small local food store called Local Family Farms in the community of Verona. Kim is actively involved in encouraging local food system development in the area in and around Kingston, Ontario.
Susan Bourette, author, Carnivore Chic (Toronto, ON) - Susan is an award-winning writer with a reputation for investigative journalism. Formerly a reporter for The Globe and Mail, she is now a freelance writer.
Musical Selection (name/title/album/label)
Theme/Soundclip - Adham Shaikh, Infusion, Fusion, Sonic Turtle (CDN)
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