Trendspotting - What's Hot: Plant Based Food
For the first time that I have ever seen, there was just about no line at the burger food stand - the longest food lines were at the food booth for Plant Based Food. I think this might be a trend? Certainly it's nice to see that Amy's offers an all veg, fast food, burger alternative drive through in Novato...and Sonoma-ans seem to be embracing unique gourmet foods made from plants.
In olden times (yesterday) we called such food vegetarian (or vegan, depending on the particulars). Today it's more chic to say plant based. Now you know.
|The longest food lines were for the plant based cuisine.|
|Sonoma's great grain breads from Revolution|
|Wines from Biodynamic producers were on display at|
the Demeter Lounge, which, as usual, provided comfy
couches and a shaded place to sip some cool Yerba Mate
and escape the heat
|More Demeter certified wines...nice to see so many|
all in place (outside of my house)
|Carol Grieve of Food Integrity Now (podcast, which I have appeared on)|
put together a panel of the all star scientific experts on Roundup (Glyphosate) and GMOs;
I will be writing a more in depth post in the coming weeks on the content the science
|The panel included Don Huber, retired Purdue University professor, and one|
of the few in the academic establishment who has been constistently
tracking scientific research on the dangers of GMO foods
SOME MORE GOOD
Cannabis growers cultivating medical marijuana Biodyamically may soon be able to receive Demeter biodynamic certification. This could be a significant factor for those who use medical cannabis as serious medicine.
Currently there is a lot of testing for pesticides and other harmful substances in cannabis by distributors and edibles manufacturers, but no organic certification is available.
|Back in the Demeter classroom, there was an in-depth panel on Biodynamic|
cultivation of marijuana with several presenters
|Colum Riley, of Malibu Compost (Biodynamic compost), and a farming consultant, |
provided in-depth tips on Biodynamic medical cannabis cultivation