Workshops and Events: What you need to know about labeling GMOs in VT

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Upcoming Events – Find an event near you!

Workshops presented by the VT Right To Know Coalition
As consumers in Vermont, we want to know where our food comes from and how it’s made. Together with our partners in the Vermont Right to Know GMOs Coalition, we’ll be holding a series of public events including movie screenings of “GMO – OMG!” in the coming weeks to help raise awareness, build support, and get people involved in the campaign, hope to see you there!. Note: Pre-registration is requested, but not required.

Food cooperatives around Vermont host Free Consumer Education Workshops

“What you need to know about labeling GMOs in Vermont”

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Visit the Facebook event page to learn more.

March 6 – Burlington – Sponsored by City Market/Onion River Coop: Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, 5:30-7:00, Pre-Register: (802) 861-9701 OR Sign up online here!
March 13 – White River Junction – Sponsored by Upper Valley Food Coop: upstairs at Upper Valley Food Co-op, 195 S. Main Street, 3:30-5:00, Pre-Register: (802) 295-5804
March 16 – Hardwick – Sponsored by Buffalo Mountain Coop: Memorial Building, 20 Church Street, 1:30-3:00, Pre-Register: (802) 472-6020
March 20 – Brattleboro – Sponsored by Brattleboro Food Coop: Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main Street, 3:00-4:30, Pre-Register: (802)-246-2842
March 27 – Middlebury – Sponsored by Middlebury Natural Foods Coop:  Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, 9 Washington Street, 3:30-5:00, Pre-Register: (802)-388-7276, ask for Emily OR sign up online here.

Ben & Jerry’s and New Chapter present:

GMO OMG – What are We Eating Tour

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Tickets at the door: $5-$20/person (sliding scale) in support of VT Right to Know GMOs

Thursday March 13th – Manchester: (Pre-Register) 6:00pm at the Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room (western end of library), 57 Seminary Avenue Manchester, VT 05254
Contact: cat@cedarcirclefarm.org

Friday March 14th – Brattleboro**: (Pre-Register) 7:00pm at the Hooker Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St # 407, Brattleboro, VT 05301, www.hookerdunham.org
** Join the reception after the film: Meet the film director and engage in Q&A with the VT Right To Know Coalition.

Saturday March 15th – Burlington **: (Pre-Register) 7:00pm at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington, VT 05401 www.mainstreetlanding.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ** Join the reception after the film: Meet the film director and engage in Q&A with the VT Right To Know Coalition.

Tuesday March 18th – St. Johnsbury: (Pre-register) 7:00 pm at Catamount Film & Arts Center, 115 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury, VT 05819
www.catamountarts.org

Thursday March 20th – Middlebury: (Pre-register) 7:00pm at Middlebury Marquis, 65 Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-4841

Saturday March 22 – Woodstock: (Pre-register) 7:00 pm at Pentangle Arts Council, The Historic Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
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About the film:
Ben & Jerry’s and New Chapter Presents: GMO OMG, a film by Jeremy Seifert (and ice cream!). GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what’s on your plate?

Click here to watch the official trailer!