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3rd Saturday Food Forest Trail Ride & Cleanup

Its another Pedal Up to Clean Up community trail ride with Ecocycling Every 3rd Saturday atThe HUB 

The Ecocycling “FOOD FOREST TRAIL” and Adopt-a-Spot is an enjoyable and educational part of  Life.  Register/Learn More

The Ecocycling Adopt-a-Spot is an enjoyable and educational part of our LEAP Project (Leadership & Environmental Ambassador Program) that gives local community members the opportunity to contribute to a healthier and cleaner environment. It engages volunteers (individuals, community groups, business groups) to join in the effort to clean up our green spaces. Our main location is located in Norfolk, Virginia ( 36.890096,-76.278504 )

Location: 501 West 35t Street Norfolk VA

Date/time: Every 3rd Saturday 8-11am

Please call to confirm your participation 757-447-4308

Learn more: bicyclegardentour.com

The Road to Richmond General Assembly “Advocacy in Action” 2016



Objective: Reach Richmond before Monday January 25th to meet with HRPTA team and advocate with legislators for better and more equitable local, regional and statewide transportation policies.

We will meet at the Hampton Transfer Station Saturday morning and ride to Richmond with one over night stay in the Williamsburg/Jamestown area (Eco Discovery Park).  Anticipated arrival in Richmond is scheduled for Sunday evening (Group/individual accommodations booked as needed). Monday we will be meeting with legislators to advocate for more equitable laws like the Vulnerable Road User and improved funding for multi modal infrastructure like bicycle lanes, paths and more. Further details available soon. Check for updates regularly or call directly (757-447-4308), registration required, route details provided upon registration.
MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/p3rNo
Trail: http://virginiacapitaltrail.org

Cant make the ride but want to take action?

Sign up for the Hampton Roads Public Transportation Alliance bus tour to the Capitol departing from Norfolk to Richmond departing Monday January 25th.

Learn more here: http://www.hrpta.com/richmond2016

In Defense of Food

Tune into WHRO TV15 in the Hampton Roads & join author Michael Pollan on a fascinating journey to find out what we should eat to be healthy.


We Currently Eat Genetically Engineered Food, But Don’t Know It & The Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods Are Unclear

Unlike the strict safety evaluations required for the approval of new drugs, the safety of genetically engineered foods for human consumption is not adequately tested.
There have been NO long-term studies conducted on the safety of genetically engineered foods on humans.

The issue of GM food safety was first discussed at a meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and biotech representatives in 1990. The “substantial equivalence” concept was proposed in early 1996. The adoption of the concept of substantial equivalence allowed permission to market and sell new foods without any safety or toxicology tests as long as they were not too different in chemical composition to foods already on the market. [FDA GRAS proposal] To decide if a modified product is substantially equivalent, the product is tested by the manufacturer for unexpected changes in a limited set of variables such as toxins, nutrients or allergens that are known to be present in the unmodified food. If these tests show no significant difference between the modified and unmodified products, then no further food safety testing is required.


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