Tags, TEDx talk and Bay Area benefit

 1. Groups call on Clif Bar to increase transparency in chocolate sourcing 
 2. Vegan grocery stores show off our tags! 
3. International Animal Rights Conference & TEDx talk 
 4. Support F.E.P. at Oakland’s Olde Depot on August 17th! 


1. Groups call on Clif Bar to increase transparency in chocolate sourcing 

Citing the prevalence of the worst forms of child labor, including slavery, in the West African cocoa industry, a group of labor, consumer, and human rights organizations are calling on Clif Bar, Inc., to join the growing list of companies that disclose the country of origin of the chocolate they sell.

Thanks to California Against Slavery, Community Food & Justice Coalition, International Labor Rights Forum, Organic Consumers Association, and Worksafe for signing on.

Read more: http://www.foodispower.org/news-releases/clif-bar-transparency/

If you haven’t signed our petition to lend your voice:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/229/288/148/


2. Vegan grocery stores show off our tags! 

Vegan grocery stores are making it easier when you shop to see what chocolates make our recommended list!

Check out:

Food Fight! In Portland, OR
Nooch in Denver, CO

Thanks to DVM our volunteer designer!

Check out our list and download the app if you haven’t already: http://www.foodispower.org/chocolate-list/


3. International Animal Rights Conference & TEDx talk 

F.E.P.’s founder, lauren Ornelas, has been asked to speak at two exciting, upcoming events.

First up is the International Animal Rights Conference in Luxembourg,Saturday, September 14. This promises to be a very powerful event, with speakers and attendees from around the world, and lauren will be addressing the issue of food justice. We hope to meet some of our international supporters there; if you know of anyone who lives in the area, please tell them about the conference.


And, if you live in the Bay Area, lauren will bring her passion for social justice toTEDx Golden Gate Park on October 9. TEDx programs are designed to give communities, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear lauren and other thought leaders amid the beauty of the de Young Museum!


4. Support F.E.P. at Oakland’s Olde Depot on August 17th! 

Are you a fan of craft beer and delicious vegan pub fare? On Saturday, August 17th, the generous folks at Oakland’s Olde Depot are donating that day’s proceeds from two select kegs to support our work. The specific beers are to be determined: We’ll let you know those details shortly — just keep your eye on this Facebook event page. If you don’t have Facebook, please email us at info(at)foodispower.org.

So mark your calendars: F.E.P. volunteers will be around from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., but all proceeds on the select beer sales throughout the day will benefit our work. See you there!

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