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Are GMOs the Next “Pink Slime?”

Ken Roseboro
Editor, The Organic & Non-GMO Report

occupymonsantoWant to know more about the dangers of GMOs? Consult with the leading expert, Jeffrey Smith. author of "Seeds of Deception" and founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology, Saturday May 5th at 5:15pm on the Main Stage at Chicago Green Festival.

The battle over “pink slime” or, as the beef industry prefers, “lean finely textured beef” continues to rage in the media. A news article, a food blogger, and celebrity chef created a perfect social media storm causing food industry rejection of the not-too-appetizing-looking product that is made from beef scraps and sprayed with ammonium hydroxide to kill bacteria.

The lost business forced the product’s manufacturer, Beef Products, Inc. to close three of its four plants, sparking a backlash from supporters such as Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad who is leading a counterattack called “Dude It’s Beef” and calling for a congressional investigation of who organized the smear campaign against it.

Thank You NYC!

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Green Festival began 2012 with a bang, celebrating Earth Day weekend in NYC at Javits Center North. As part of our first NYC event, participants ate, drank, shopped and discovered their way to a greener economy and the opportunity to embrace healthier, eco-conscious and socially-just lifestyles. Click the snapshots above to launch a photo gallery!

Thanks to Green America and Global Exchange, as well as every attendee, volunteer, exhibitor, partner and nonprofit ally whose efforts made the first NYC Green Festival a great success!

Celebrate Earth Day Sunday April 22 at NYC Green Festival!

nyc-overviewHappy Earth Day!

Thousands participated Saturday, and the celebration of sustainability continues today at NYC Green Festival! Head on down to Javits North and celebrate Earth Day with fantastic speakers, exhibitors, kids eco-crafts, earth friendly fashion, local vegetarian organic food and more!

Saturday was amazing as NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond came together under one roof to celebrate community, health, and leading the way to a greener tomorrow. As speaker Frances Moore Lappé noted in her presentation, "hope is not what we find in evidence, but what we become in action."

NYC Green Festival is broadcasting globally online in collaboration with the Huffington Post. We are live streaming all Main Stage presentations! Click here to tune in Huffington Post Green. Or tune in directly via http://www.ustream.tv/channel/green-festival-road-to-rio-and-beyond. Special Thanks to Fund-Balance, CodeBlue Foundation and Huffington Post.

There is a lot more fun in store for Sunday! Check out today's must-see programming highlights:

Celebrate Earth Day Sunday April 22 at NYC Green Festival!

nyc-overviewHappy Earth Day!

Thousands participated Saturday, and the celebration of sustainability continues today at NYC Green Festival! Head on down to Javits North and celebrate Earth Day with fantastic speakers, exhibitors, kids eco-crafts, earth friendly fashion, local vegetarian organic food and more!

Saturday was amazing as NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond came together under one roof to celebrate community, health, and leading the way to a greener tomorrow. As speaker Frances Moore Lappé noted in her presentation, "hope is not what we find in evidence, but what we become in action."

NYC Green Festival is broadcasting globally online in collaboration with the Huffington Post. We are live streaming all Main Stage presentations! Click here to tune in Huffington Post Green. Or tune in directly via http://www.ustream.tv/channel/green-festival-road-to-rio-and-beyond. Special Thanks to Fund-Balance, CodeBlue Foundation and Huffington Post.

There is a lot more fun in store for Sunday! Check out today's must-see programming highlights:

Vote for Your Favorite Ford Community Green Grant Finalist at NYC Green Festival

cgg_sfThis weekend at NYC Green Festival, Ford will announce the winner of a $5,000 Green Grant! Many project ideas were submitted, each with unique, actionable ideas to better NYC and its surrounding communities. The decision was tough, but the five finalists have been chosen!

Come to NYC Green Festival this weekend April 21-22 at Javits Center North and vote for your favorite to receive the Community Green Grant. Every vote counts!

Check out the five local organizations in the running:

NYC Green Festival Launches This Weekend

gfexhibitornycOur First NYC Green Festival is only days away! Join us this weekend, April 21-22 at Javits Center North!

Connect with your local community to find ideas and innovations that help you take the next green steps in your life. Hundreds of speakers, exhibitors, DIY workshops, films, eco-fashion designs, cooking demos, kid’s activities and more will inspire your actions to make every day Earth Day!

Javits Center North is an extension to the original Javits Center, located on 11th Avenue, between 39th and 40th Streets. The main entrance is located at 11th Ave and 40th St. Javits Center North is also accessible from the main Javits Center

Admission is affordable on any budget. Purchase your ticket online for a special discount price! Support Green Festival and get the full experience by purchasing a Fan Pass. Online ticket sales end Friday at 5pm.

Plan ahead for presentations you want to catch and exhibitors you would like to see by viewing the NYC Event Guide Online. Look for the book icon to denote book signings immediately after presentations!

Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman Speaks on the Main Stage at NYC Green Festival - Sunday, April 22nd

Democracy Now!

democracynowAward-winning investigative journalist Amy Goodman will speak on Sunday, April 22 at 2pm on the NYC Green Festival Main Stage. Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily, independent global news hour, that airs on more than 1,000 public television and radio stations worldwide.  She is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize" for "developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media."

DotGreen: Bringing the New Green Internet to You

Green Festival has become the premier gathering place to generate inspiration and to harness the energy that this community ignites when joined together. What date could be a more appropriate time to be celebrating than Earth Day 2012 -- honoring our world together! The DotGreen Community is excited to be a part of this year’s Green Festival in New York City and to introduce our contribution to the green movement; a new online namespace for the green community. The green movement online will be identified by the .green extension or Top Level Domain of website address names such as www.product.green or www.yourfavoritecompany.green. This extension will identify interest, collaboration, and commitment of companies, non-profits, and individuals – even governments, who are all valuable contributors to the green movement.

NYC Green Festival Launches This Weekend

gfexhibitornycOur First NYC Green Festival is only days away! Join us this weekend, April 21-22 at Javits Center North!

Connect with your local community to find ideas and innovations that help you take the next green steps in your life. Hundreds of speakers, exhibitors, DIY workshops, films, eco-fashion designs, cooking demos, kid’s activities and more will inspire your actions to make every day Earth Day!

Javits Center North is an extension to the original Javits Center, located on 11th Avenue, between 39th and 40th Streets. The main entrance is located at 11th Ave and 40th St. Javits Center North is also accessible from the main Javits Center

Admission is affordable on any budget. Purchase your ticket online for a special discount price! Support Green Festival and get the full experience by purchasing a Fan Pass. Online ticket sales end Friday at 5pm.

Plan ahead for presentations you want to catch and exhibitors you would like to see by viewing the NYC Event Guide Online. Look for the book icon to denote book signings immediately after presentations!

Official NYC Green Festival After Party at GreenHouse

gf_afterparty_greenhouse-x300Everyone is invited to NYC Green Festivals official after party at GREENHOUSE, New York City’s first eco-friendly nightlife destination!

Featuring socially conscious hip-hop band Brown Rice Family, MC Sa-Roc, Squala Orphan and DJ Butta L., as well as special GreenHouse DJ. 50% of the proceeds benefit Green Festivals.

Visit Booth #438 at NYC Green Festival to purchase tickets, or purchase your ticket online here. The party starts at 7pm and ends at 11pm and is located at 150 VARICK STREET in SoHo between Vandam & Spring Streets. Tickets are $25/adv or $30/door.