NYC Fundraiser for GMO-Labeling Was an Amazing Night

Written by Max Goldberg on October 3, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

On Monday night in New York City, we had our fundraiser for Proposition 37, California’s GMO-labeling initiative, and it was a phenomenal night.

Approximately 75 people packed GustOrganics and filled the room with THE BEST energy. Individuals came in from South Carolina, North Carolina, Michigan, Connecticut, New Jersey, and upstate New York. Why did they travel so far to attend this event?

Because they know how critical it is that GMO-labeling gets approved in California, and they wanted to show their support and be with other people who care so deeply about this issue.

During our 3-course dinner, we had three speakers: myself; my co-host Vani Hari (FoodBabe.com), who talked about her experience at the Democratic National Convention where most politicians were completely clueless about GMO-labeling; and Tara Cook-Littman, who spoke about the GMO-labeling initiative in Connecticut and the effort to get GMO-labeling approved in nearly 15 other states across the country.


Alberto Gonzalez (Owner of GustOrganics), Vani Hari


Frederick Schilling (Owner of Big Tree Farms), Vanessa Barg (Owner of Gnosis Chocolate)

The event raised seven thousand dollars for CA Right to Know, and it provided an opportunity to increase awareness about GMO-labeling and California’s Proposition 37.

Without the support of our amazing 11 sponsors, this night could not have been possible. A HUGE, HUGE thank you goes out to the following companies who showed their true commitment to organic.

Dr. Bronner’s

Organic Avenue

BluePrint Cleanse

Nutiva

Hu Kitchen

Naturally Savvy

Gnosis Chocolate

Two Moms in the Raw

Little Duck Organics

Navitas Naturals

Lundberg Family Farms 

Also, thanks to BluePrint Cleanse who donated two cleanses and copies of their book, to Organic Avenue who gave juice gift cards to all attendees and donated one juice cleanse, and to Gnosis Chocolate for donating a chocolate gift basket.


with Vani Hari


Tara Cook-Littman

I also want to express my sincere gratitude to mi buen amigo Alberto Gonzalez, owner of GustOrganics, whose team did a spectacular job serving us wonderful organic food, and to Vani Hari, my good friend and co-host for this special night.

For those who came or made a donation to the fundraiser, I am touched and greatly appreciative.

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9 Comments

  1. MILLIONS OF THANKS TO YOU 2 FOR ALL THE HARD WORK AND EFFORT YOU PUT FORTH!! RAISING AWARENESS AND GETTING THE WORD OUT IS SO IMPORTANT AND WHAT A GREAT JOB YOU ALL DID. THANKS AGAIN!

    Written by kerry surface on October 3, 2012 @ 6:48 pm
  2. Hi Kerry,

    Thank you for your kind words, and putting on this fundraiser was the right thing to do. This is a cause we believe in deeply, and GMO-labeling is something that MUST be approved.

    Thanks again.

    Live well,
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on October 3, 2012 @ 6:53 pm
  3. Thanks so very much to all who worked on this and for those who came to make what looked like a really exciting event. Wish I could have been there to bask in the energy that comes across the pictures. It’s so heartwarming to see that folks get that what goes on here will affect the whole nation and lay the groundwork for what’s coming across our beautiful country: labeling in all states and taking back our food sovereignty. It’s through unity that we can win this and we’re feeilng you guys all the way on the other coast.

    Rock on to victory!

    Thanks from the bottoms of our hearts here in CA!!

    Pamm Larry
    Initial Instigator and Chief Rabble Rouser, Prop 37

    Written by Pamm Larry on October 4, 2012 @ 1:02 am
  4. Hi Pamm,

    It is because of your decision one day in your kitchen — to start a GMO-labeling campaign in California — that the entire organic community around the country has come together on this incredibly important issue.

    In NYC, we stand behind our fellow organic advocates in California and tried to do our part in supporting you in this very historic vote on November 6th.

    Thank you so much for leading this charge, and all of us on the East Coast are eternally grateful.

    GMO-labeling will prevail!!!

    Live well,
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on October 4, 2012 @ 10:59 am
  5. Congratulations, Max!
    I knew you would have a wonderful gathering
    Of people attending and that you and Vani would
    Receive great support!
    All the best, stephanie

    Written by Stephanie Haughey on October 4, 2012 @ 9:37 pm
  6. CONGRATS MAX LOOKS AMAZING ; think LOREN from SWEET LORENS was there

    Written by lisbeth on October 4, 2012 @ 9:44 pm
  7. Thanks Lisbeth! It was great, great night!!!!

    Live well,
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on October 5, 2012 @ 6:40 pm
  8. Thanks so much Stephanie! It was a GREAT night and it is a shame that you could not have been there.

    Live well,
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on October 5, 2012 @ 7:02 pm
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