What Are We Actually Eating??

We are excited to announce our next Green Drinks speaker... Josephine M. Balzac.

What are we eating? The general public lacks knowledge of what we are actually eating. Whether it is a GMO, a food additive, or a chemical, we are not being made fully aware of what we are putting into our bodies. Not to mention there are an abundance of misleading labels and claims that are used to market these unhealthy and unsafe food products. We as consumers have a right to know the ingredients, nutritional values, and processes used to make our food supply. Josephine M. Balzac, Esq., LL.M., will discuss the lack of transparency and show how we can help make an impact.

Josie is a licensed attorney for the State of Florida and currently works for a food safety regulatory consulting group as an attorney and uses her skills to assist the company with a general understanding of the legal issues and regulatory frameworks related to human and animal food and feed, dietary supplements, labels, and claims.

She was the Student Travel Award Winner for the Food & Drug Laws Division at Institute of Food Technologists in 2012. She received her International Environmental LL.M. at The George Washington University Law School while working as a Randolph C. Shaw Research Fellow for the Associate Dean of Environmental Studies. She worked as legal intern for the Environmental Protection Agency in the International and Transportation Department developing a guidebook on the Import and Export of Hazardous Waste. She attended the Florida A&M University School of Law on various scholarships and graduated as her class Valedictorian.

Every 2nd Wednesday, Dandelion Communitea Cafe hosts Green Drinks. Green Drinks where you can eat, drink, talk and learn about the issues concerning our environment and our community.


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  • Hurricane M.

    BOYCOTT the companies that are AGAINST THE LABELING OF GMOs. SHARE THIS LINK/IMAGE far and wide!! http://images.mnn.com/sites/default/files/user-214/prop37_graphic.jpg DOWNLOAD IT!! MAKE COPIES!!!

    Applaud the companies PRO labeling! SUPPORT THEM! CONTACT THEM! SAY THANK YOU!!! We as consumers HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE, and THE RIGHT TO KNOW.
    MONSANTO is the SAME COMPANY that brought us DDT and AGENT ORANGE... and now brings us GMOs, ROUND UP, MIRACLE GRO, SCOTTS .... HORRIBLE. ♥

    April 12, 2013

  • Hurricane M.


    <3 WE must ALL be the change we wish to see in the world! <3
    THANK YOU for caring and being that change!!! :)

    April 11, 2013

  • Hurricane M.

    AWESOME MEETING ALL!!! We will post more info + links on here soon.. meanwhile:

    THIS SUNDAY: URBAN AQUAPONICS GARDEN TOUR... THIS SUNDAY 10 AM -- who's in!?!? https://www.facebook.com/events/558070630893672/560015280699207/?notif_t=event_mall_reply

    And THIS MONDAY!! Make it happen folks!!

    THANK YOU ALL for being the REASON WHY I wont move to Seattle or Portland. I want more progress for FL.. and it will come from ALL OF YOU!!! <3

    April 11, 2013

  • Jeremy K.

    Great topic and group!

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to stay in Miami longer than expected. :(

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited to learn how I can help make a difference!

    April 8, 2013

  • Donna H.

    Please have Josie call me at the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association[masked]

    April 3, 2013

  • Julie Craghead L.

    Didnt realize my flight came in so late that night :-(

    March 31, 2013

  • Jeremy K.

    Great topic!

    March 18, 2013

  • Curt

    I've been wanting to have an event like this. I'm not sure if I can make it but will try.

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea for a topic!

    March 11, 2013

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