Organic Uprising: The Tipping Point is Now!
WATCH A POWERFUL CALL FROM ORGANIC STAKEHOLDERS
TO TAKE ACTION NOW IN THIS VIDEO
CLOSE THE GAP
A TIPPING POINT HAS BEEN REACHED.
ALL TOGETHER NOW STANDING UP FOR NATURE’S ORIGINAL TECHNOLOGY
each of us being an ORGANIC UPRISING!
I claim now we are One Organic Movement, Organic Uprising!
We are one movement, from grassroots to organic industry stakeholders to beet tops.
By “beet tops” I mean, we are all aligning with each other and our beat of nature
through growing a bit of our own food. A good place to get your confidence
back you can grow food is replant an organic beet in a top that you get from a local organic farmer at your local farmers’ market whenever possible.
I See and Seed that our President, who we elected on a platform
of Hope and doing Good for all of us, is standing with us now in the name of Food Justice.
I see and see our President and Our First Lady Michelle Obama screening the film Farmageddon at the White House. I see and seed that there will be a swelling of support for this petition and the very act of signing will demonstrate that we are One movement now.
GMO Labeling shall be a done deal after the Right2Know March October 1-October 16 from
New York to Washington D.C. The upcoming Ballot measure in California for GMO labeling will win.
I See and Seed now that we live in a world of friends,
that industry and international corporations
will stand with all of us now turning our beat around with nature. Let it be known we have reached a Tipping Point, and that for the sake of our beloved earth,
we are turning away from technology that harms any of us.
We have gone as far as we can go with “Take One” on planet Earth. We have reached a time for a “Take Two” for Planet Earth.
The world was put on a red alert by events of March 11, when earth quake hit Japan. On that same day, key organic Industry leaders shared an inspired message at the the Natural Product Expo West in Anaheim, at one of the largest natural product shows in the world.
The Organic Stakeholders were looking at the Political Challenge of GMO’s.
On April 9-10, 2011, Organic leaders through gifts of natural products, made a statement in City Heights, California, an area of San Diego, that truly we are one movement.
We claim this moment as one we owe our children. We claim this as a time for action from grassrootsto Organic Industry Leadership–in union– being the Tipping Point.
I see and seed government leadership that supports Food Justice
and Real Food Safety
and is sympathetic to our movement.
Leadership and all industry
are called now to be the Tipping Point
through dreams we plant now,
so Plant Your Dream.
I see the People’s Garden Project and the USDA and our friend Sec of Ag Tom Vilsack supporting our People’s Project Gardens in CIty Heights.
I see City Heights exemplifying the new trend
of people gardening in our backyards and in highly supported
community gardens. I See and Seed the City and Countyof San DIego,
as exemplified by its City Council that has given full on support
for community gardens, fully backing San Diego as
an example of a model city expressing Unity in Diversity
and Sustainable principles.
I see plants, the cornerstone to Plant Your Dream,
rising through each of us.
I see each of us Standing Up for Nature’s Original Technology,
of us being an Organic Uprising!
I see and seed organic alfalfa growing everywhere
and people standing up together to help educate
Washington on Real Food Safety through our local
example here in San Diego.
The San Diego Urban Connection will
inspire our nation.
LIVING AS A NATURAL DISASTER
WAITING TO HAPPEN
If we had merely suffered an earthquake on March 11, 2011
that would have been disaster enough, but as a lifestyle,
we have been living as an earthquake waiting to happen.
It is time to Shift.
DR ROBERT FRALEY
FATHER OF ROUND UP READY AGREES
TO CLOSE THE GAP
A little more than a year ago, I stood with Dr. Robert Fraley,
the creator of Round Up Ready for Monsanto. We planted seeds to close the gap
and ease the tension between GMO and Non GMO lovers.
It is through an open and honest Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Food
that our world will be saved,
but more than this,
it will be saved by more of us turning our own beat around with nature
and creating strong local community.
To stand in community,
we each need a moment of awakening that comes when we grow a bit of our own food.
Even growing one beet in a pot surrounded by alfalfa seeds is a start.
Less words are needed now.
Radiation was released into our oceans off Japan
and no public relations approach can hide that we
are each more tired, more assaulted, and that love
in this age and kindness toward each other might be the only
force stronger than the havoc we have caused.
We lived in a climate coming from the White House itself
Genetically Modified Organisms might be good for our economy.
That is our past.
I see and seed a new vision for our new earth.
It is in each other’s dreams that we are asked to invest.
It is time to return to the Bank of Compost.
GMO is not the wave of our future because we have a future together on this
The earth already has a perfect technology for growing dreams and feeding dreams whole, pure,
and natural food.
Nuclear power can no longer be the wave of our future
as long as nature is capable of sending a Tsunami our way.
Nature’s Original Technology is best suited for this earth.
Let us close the gap now in understanding.
Let us, all of us, from our President, to our beloved First Lady
follow her directive, “Let’s Move!”
Our Movement now has a direction,
Turn your beat around!
We can not quarantee any longer a safe home
for our children, but we are called to do our best
and make the most of the opportunity to not only
Survive This Day but Thrive.
There is a story told about a Prophet named Job.
He told all he had, but he forgave his past.
He grieves his severe losses of family and home,
but in forgiving his friends, he forgave his past.
He lived on to see the world become an Enchanted Garden,
It is our destiny to be as Job.
Return now to the future that is calling us
as we plant together.
Let us begin anew.
Your Enchanted Gardener
updated July 20, 2011
ORGANIC UPRISING #EXPOWEST
WALT ROBB AND DAVID KIMBRELL
OF THE CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY
The Center for Food Safety is featured in the video
“Organic Stakeholders Call for Action!”
This was recorded at the session GMO Political Challenge 2011
and Beyond March 11, 2011
March 18 The Center for Food Safety launched a legal case to half the growing of GE Alfalfa.
Please go to the Center For Food Safety to support the Campaign.
READ ABOUT THE CHALLENGE HERE
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SEE THE GALLERY OF PHOTO IMAGES
FROM GMO POLITICAL CHALLENGE AND BEYOND
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CHALLENGE SESSION PHOTOS
MESSAGE FROM THE STREETS OF CITY HEIGHTS
Cultivating Food Justice Event April 9-10, 2011
took Organic Uprising to the City Heights, the same part of San Diego where First Lady Michelle Obma came to invigorate “Let’s Move!”
her national health agenda at the New Roots Community farm.
MAKING FRIENDS WITH THE BEAT OF NATURE
Malaki Obado, husband of Amy Lint, the coordinator of the New Roots Community Farm,
is a friend of the Enchanted Garden Intentional Community growing grounds,
my 1/3 acre home in near San Diego State University.
Here I am to co-create a “finishing school” where students get a true
education in earth skills needed to graduate through these shifting times.
Photo from planning session for the Speak Out on Cultivating Food Justice
that will open the Fourth Annual Event, April 9-10, 2011. My piece will be
Organic Uprising! Standing Up for Nature’s Original Technology.
GARY BROUGHT OUT A DELIGHTFUL
“JUST EAT ORGANIC” WRAP SONG
MARCH 11, 2011
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Gary Hirshberg and Anthony Zolezzi
at the reception for the Organic Center Reunite Dinner
March 11, 2011 at the Natural Product Expo West.
ALFALFA SETBACK HAS HOPEFUL REPERCUSSIONS
AS INDUSTRY LEADERS UNITE TO COUNTER THREAT
–Anthony Zolezzi ZCause Blog
March 14, 2011
Often it takes a galvanizing issue to get people to stop bickering and rally around a common cause. Such a renewed sense of purpose was recently provided by the USDA’s approval of genetically engineered alfalfa, which has brought the entire organic industry to its feet. What made me especially happy was seeing key leaders like Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods, Michael Funk, chairman of United Natural Foods (UNFI), George Siemen, president of Organic Valley and Gary Hirshberg, founder and CEO of Stonyfield, come together to lead a conversation with perhaps 500 organic activists. To me, it offered real hope that organic’s share of the retail food market will indeed manage to get beyond the three percent it currently comprises, and gave me more confidence than I’ve felt in nine years that it will continue to expand. For rising to the challenge created by this ill-advised decision (the alarming implications of which are discussed at the web site of The Organic Center), the leaders of the industry deserve our collective gratitude.
–Anthony Zolezzi ZCause Blog
March 14, 2011
I set aim to fertilize an Organic Uprising at #expowest
through my Plant Your Dream blogs, and planting organic alfalfa
with organic stakeholders. The intentions prevailed. The four bowls
or organic seedlings were an inspiration to many as the photos reveal.
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AND THE ART WORK HERE
My Photos from the Natural Product Expo West 2011
are on Mobile Me Galleries and Facebook
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Kelly Shea, Organic Maven, supporter of the “Beet” of Nature. WhiteWave’s mission is to be the Earth’s Favorite PLEASE CHECK OUT THE WHITE WAVE SITE HARMONY FESTIVAL THE FREY VINEYARD READ HIS BLOG POST http://www.anthonyzolezzi.com/blog.htm Read Anthony Zolezzi’s new post on the Natural Product Expo West. It is essential to say No to GMO now; however, we have to say Yes to Nature’s Original Technology. Trip down Memory Lane, Anthony Zolezzi, center with hat, is an amazing entrepreneur in the natural foods and sustainability industry. He has inspired me for many years,and been a sponsor for numbers of my projects.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
David Bronner, grandson of the famed soap maker Dr. Bronner, and president of Dr. Bronners “Magic All-One!” was one of more than 500 industry leaders and participants in a historic gathering that took place Friday March 11 at the Natural Product Expo West.
David Bronner, is also a
sponsor of the gift of photo galleries on this page.
Thanks to the sponsors of this gallery for underwriting the time
we are taking to tell the story of the the planting of the Tipping Point.
Friday March 11 is a day that goes down in history.
It was a day when Nature’s Original Technology asked to be recognized.
In Anaheim, 500 members of the Natural Product Industry gathered
to align behind NON-GMO and hear one another.
That same day, 5500 miles away, earthquake hit Japan.
What is Mother Earth asking of us now?
READ ANTHONY ZOLEZZI’S
THOUGHTS ABOUT THE HISTORIC GATHERING HERE
PHOTOS FROM THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST 2011
MARCH 10-13 ARE HERE
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WHITE WAVE AND HORIZON
I had a ball with Kelly Shea, who helped arrange for White Wave
to be a gallery sponsor of photos for the Organic Uprising Campaign.
Kelly and I connected at the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) Luncheon.
Kelly is VP of Government and Industry Relations
and heads Organic Stewardship for WhiteWave Foods Company.
When I reached out to Kelly to support Organic Uprising in #CityHeights,
she got on the phone with her allies. They arranged to ship organic cheese samplers
for me to give away at the 2011 Cultivating Food Justice Event, April 9-10, 2011
in City Heights and at the Grow Strong Fundraiser,
Saturday afternoon and evening April 9.
Food Company. Go White wave!!!! Kelly Shea won my heart
and ongoing support at the 2011 Natural Product Expo West.
AMERICA’s BEST ORGANICS
Seleyn DeYarus and Steven Hoffman
SEAN AHEARN HARMONY FESTIVAL
Sean Ahearn, Director of Development and Programming for the
Harmony Festival signed on to be a co-sponsor of our show photos
and Organic Uprising at the #expowest Video when we met thanks
to Seleyn Deyarus at the Organic Roots party Saturday night
March 12, 2011 att he Anaheim Plaza Hotel.
Photo of Katrina and Jonathan Frey
Frey Vineyards in the oldest organic wine maker.
They produce biodynamic and sulfide free wines.
FOR MORE GO HERE
ON THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST
He mentions the launch of the Organic Center Mission Organic 9 years ago
that hoped to raise organic usage by 10% by 2010. We were at 3 % last year he points out.
I for one am starting a new paradigm as Anthony Zolezzi called
Organic Uprising! We simple have to turn the beat of nature around by
growing a bit of our own food. One Pot + One Person= You are a Gardener.
We are called now to do what we have done as a species since the beginning, be and live organically.
TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
MOBILE ME GALLERIES
SUPER RIPE IMAGES
IMAGES OF A WORLD AT PEACE
Kelly Shea, Organic Maven, supporter of the “Beet” of Nature.
WhiteWave’s mission is to be the Earth’s Favorite
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE WHITE WAVE SITE
THE FREY VINEYARD
READ HIS BLOG POST
Read Anthony Zolezzi’s new post on the Natural Product Expo West.
It is essential to say No to GMO now; however, we have to say Yes to Nature’s Original Technology.
Trip down Memory Lane, Anthony Zolezzi, center with hat, is an amazing entrepreneur in the natural foods and sustainability industry. He has inspired me for many years,and been a sponsor for numbers of my projects.
ORGANIC CENTER GALLERY 2006
PHOTOS FROM THE BIRTH OF THE
MISSION ORGANIC THAT AIMED
TO HAVE THE U.S. BE ORGANIC BY 2010.
I was Anthony Zolezzi’s personal photography at the Organic Center Fundraiser
in 2006 when Mission Organic was launched. I planted seeds with Anthony
that the Organic Center would achieve this goal. We still need to fulfill that
Seed Dream. Here are the images from the Organic Center launching of
Mission Organic in 2006.
ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION 2005
Photo from 2005 Natural Product Expo West
ORGANIC CENTER VIP DINNER
Sara Snow, one of my favorite T.V. hostesses, is always a friendly smile.
She is the daughter of Tim Redmond, who has deep roots in Organic Uprising!
Here she is at the 2011 Organic Center Reunion Dinner, March 11, 2011
at the Hilton Anaheim. That’s the bowl full of organic alfalfa seedlings growing
that made the rounds of the Natural Product Expo West #expowest.
The alfalfa seedlings were on the podium of the presdigious Organic Center
fundraiser and also on stage at the GMO panel led by Organic Industry Stakeholders.
AMAZING BUT TRUE!
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we call Styrofoam. Please join The End of Styrofoam campaign
so we can begin to reclaim our oceans and landfills.
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of compostable take out containers.
GOT SORE FEET AT THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST?
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One of the finest non toxic anti-inflammatories I have found
is called StayActiv. This is one of the natural products I use
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Hillcrest Farmers’ Market
March 7, 2011
Kathryn Rogers, mom bridget, and Maya at the Hillcrest Famers’ Market
San Diego. Maya samples a JR Organic fresh picked organic strawberry.
The Organic Uprising starts young.
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HILLCREST FARMERS’ MARKET
Suzie’s Farm and this Romanesco Cauliflower inspires the local launch of Standing up for Nature’s Original Technology, Organic Uprising! The Hillcrest Farmers’ Market is my local Sunday community experience where I get food for the week and enjoy appreciating and being appreciated by my local organic farm community.
March 7, 2011
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