Snail Supper to Celebrate Publication of the FoodBook!

July 18, 2014 in Events

Event:  Snail Supper to Celebrate Publication of the FoodBook!
Date:  Friday, July 25, 2014
Time:  6:00 pm
Place:  Home of Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz, 39 Peconic Hills Drive, Southampton, NY 11968
Cost:  $20 per person for Slow Food East End members, $25 per person for non-members.

Price includes one copy per person of the new FoodBook!

Since the mission of Slow Food East End is to spread the word about the advantages (health, economic, environmental) of eating locally and seasonally, we ask you to bring a potluck dish to share that serves 6-8 people and fits in with our mission. Please bring your favorite beverage, too. Whether it’s wine, beer or something else, try to make it local.

Action Alert: Just Label GE Foods

June 2, 2014 in Events, Latest News

Sign the GMO Labeling Petition
Visit the GE Food Labeling Webpage

DONATE to the NY GE Food Labeling Campaign

Background

In New York State, a coalition that includes GMOFree NY, NOFA-NY, Food and Water Watch, Hunger Action, Consumers Union, NYPIRG and the Sierra Club is campaigning for a newly rewritten state labeling law – A 3525 – S 3835. This bill will require that all genetically engineered food offered for retail sale in New York be labeled as such.

At this time, people in the United States have no way of knowing whether the foods we buy are Genetically Engineered (GE) or contain GE ingredients because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require labeling of GE foods, even though it has full powers to do so. The FDA requires food producers to put labels on products with nutrition facts, ingredients, vitamins, and the presence of known allergens (e.g., milk, soy, and nuts), but does not believe we need to know whether our food contains genetically modified ingredients. Neither does the government of NYS.

A groundswell of energy to push to label GE foods is underway across the country. Since the 2012 defeat of Proposition 37 in California – an initiative that was drowned by a flood of corporate money – labeling initiatives are underway in over 30 states and at the federal level.

The states of Vermont, Maine and Connecticut have passed labeling bills. We all have the right to know what is in our food and the right to make informed choices about what we choose to eat. Let’s make this happen.

The NYS Assembly Consumer Protection and Affairs Committee voted for A3525/SB. The next steps are the Assembly Codes Committee and the Senate. You can help NY join Connecticut, Maine and Vermont in passing GE labeling. GE labeling for the whole country will be next.

Meet New People with a “Snail Supper”

March 8, 2012 in Events, Latest News

2013potluckmeetingGood news! Slow Food East End leaders have decided to extend our summer “Snail Suppers”  and make them year-around.  At these communal dinners, members get together at private homes or other venues on the East End to socialize with other foodies. Admission is a $20 per person donation to the Chapter. Participants are asked to bring a dish or a beverage to share (in winter as local as you can make it; other times seasonal and local). The host provides the main dish. If you’re not a members, this is a great incentive to join!

Interested in Hosting a SF Snail Potluck Dinner (click here)?

If you are interested in hosting a Snail Supper, please fill out the form here, or contact Linda Slezak: Lndslzk1@gmail.com. It can be a small, intimate gathering or a larger event. The main goal is to celebrate food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture and community and have a great inexpensive meal with old and new friends.

Click here to see photos of past Chapter gatherings.