It’s official, prop 37 - requiring labeling of GMO food is on the ballot for November in California. Be sure to tell everyone you know to vote yes for it.
The Good Earth Natural Food Store in Fairfax - Have you been to the new Good Earth Health food store yet in Fairfax? They have a new all organic hot food bar stations with a wok station, pizza, and mexican food, as well as a vegetarian hot food bar, salad bar, organic juice and smoothie bar and ice cream. They serve grass fed meat, organic chicken, and wild fish in the cafe. The food is delicious. I love this place, they have tirelessly supported the local, organic, non gmo movement. They do not cut corners and they really walk their talk. This place is the real deal. I travel all over the world and there is nothing like the Good Earth. It is the true health food mecca.
This is very exciting. Let’s hope that more restaurants join soon!
In June 2012, Nature’s Express, a restaurant in Berkeley, California became the first restaurant in North America to offer menu items verified by the Non‐GMO Project. In the press release, Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non‐GMO Project notes, “People have a right to know what they’re eating, whether dining in or eating out, most of us don’t want experimental genetically engineered ingredients. Now that Nature’s Express has Non‐GMO Project Verified menu items, Berkeley residents will be the first in the nation to have a reliable non‐GMO restaurant option.”
Update 11/15/12 See our new San Diego options.
We just spent a week in San Diego and I am sorry to report that I could not find a single restaurant that did not serve GMOs, and could not find a single restaurant that served organic eggs, or 100% grass fed or organic non gmo meat. Not one. So discouraging. If you know of any, please let us know.
We found many restaurants that serve “all natural” food and “all natural” meat. But I have yet to find a food manufacturer of “natural meat” that does not use GMO feed for the animals. Almost all feed is now GMO, this includes all eggs as well, even pasture, free range eggs eat GMO feed. These “all natural” restaurants also serve GMO soy and Canola oil among other things.
The infamous Jimbos natural grocery store did not serve a single meat item at their deli case that was organic and non gmo. No organic eggs either. They did have a salad bar with some organic items but you have to look at a list and try to figure out which is organic and which isn’t. It took me a long time to figure it out. I wish they had and organic section and non organic section. Their juice bar had mostly organic vegetables.
Excited to add another Marin Restaurant to the “least likely” using GMO list!
Table Cafe - Larkspur, CA - This is a lovely restaurant in larkspur that serves simple california cuisine mixed with dosas. They make their own fresh dosas. Almost everything is organic and the owner buys produce from local farmers markets. They use rice oil and no gmos. Chicken and meat is certified organic.