Sunday, October 22, 2006

Another great Bioneers Conference

This past weekend we attended the annual Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California ( where thousands of people flock from all around the world to attend seminars on everything from environmental activism to healthy school lunch programs, as well as learn about alternative energy and sustainability!

"Founded in 1990, Bioneers is a nonprofit organization that promotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring the Earth and communities."

The Bioneers Mission is so wonderful:

"It's All Alive, It's All Intelligent, It's All Connected."

"Bioneers offers pragmatic solutions that honor the living web of the natural world as the most fertile source of inspiration and models. It's all alive."

One of the beauties of biology is that its facts can become our metaphors, and these underlying codes serve as inspiring parables for how we can organize a more just, humane and authentically sustainable society. It's all intelligent."

"...Bioneers gathers people at the crossroads of ecological restoration, human health and social justice. It's all connected."

We attended the Bioneers Conference to do some research on an upcoming episode we're going to do on healthy school lunches, including a feature on Chef Ann Cooper ( and her book "Lunch Lessons, Changing the Way we Feed Our Children" 2006, Harper Collins ( Chef Ann is a true hero of the organic food movement into school nutritional programs, doing her part every day to feed children healthy and delicious meals!
We're really looking forward to filming her and to introducing families around the country (and world) to what just makes common sense in raising smart and healthy kids.

Hippy Gourmet & Nutiva - We were also really happy to run into our friends at the Nutiva booth ( ) - who have successfully introduced Hemp Seed nutritional ingredients into absolutely delicious products. The Hippy Gourmet is proud to use Nutiva in everything from Hemp Crusted Solar Pizzas (episode #51), to Hemp Shakes , and as a fantastic addition to Veggie Sushi Rolls (episode #110).

Just to let you know:
Hemp seed is considered by leading researchers and medical doctors to be one of the most nutritious food sources on the planet. Shelled hemp seed is packed with 33 percent pure digestible protein and is rich in iron and vitamin E as well as omega-3 and GLA. Hemp is full of flavor, rich in texture and is so abundant and sustainable, so why not give it a try?

Peace and Love!

The Hippy Gourmet

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