New year means new beginnings! Here are some great healthy happenings in Vancouver to start 2015.
1. Non-GMO Show
To GMO or not to GMO, that is the question. Proponents of genetically modified crops say the technology is the only way to feed a growing population. Critics say we tamper with nature at the risk of personal health. Who’s right?
To learn about the different sides of GMOs, and to sample and save on verified Non-GMO products, check-out Vancouver’s Non-GMO Show January 17 and 18 at Canada Place.
There has actually been some speculation that GMO Wheat may be causing the rapid global rise in gluten intolerance. Could that be it, or is there more?
It seems like everywhere you turn these days, there’s someone talking about gluten, and for good reason! According to a study contributed to by Harvard Medical School, there are over 55 diseases impacted by gluten in addition to general wheat and gluten intolerances.
In fact, it’s estimated that one in six Canadians are gluten intolerant. Does that sound like you or someone you know? Then you’ll be in heaven at Canada’s largest gluten free event this month – Vancouver’s Gluten Free Expo on January 17 & 18 at Canada Place.
Two days, 50,000 square feet with hundreds of sales and samples of gluten free products, plus sessions hosted by leading experts. To learn more and secure your tickets, visit their website at GlutenFreeExpo.ca/bc/vancouver.
3. StartGrowingFood.com VIP Access
Imagine picking fresh, ripe food just steps from your kitchen. Well, you can, and StartGrowingFood.com‘s magic formula makes it super easy! Just answer four questions about your growing space, select the veggies you like and it does all the work. StartGrowingFood.com then creates a free personalized yearly gardening plan with a layout and schedule that’s right for your individual space, and optimized for maximum food goodness.
It takes into account root depth, sun exposure, succession planting and even companion and adversary plant combos to create a plan that’s designed to flourish. Once you have your plan, they can even support you with custom mobile coaching, full of tips and reminders specific to your individual garden.
Coaching like: “Hey, looks like a chilly week ahead, time to cover your basil.” Or “Hello! Time to thin your carrots. Click here for a how-to video” sent right to your phone, take the guesswork out of gardening.
Try it for yourself to be automatically entered for a chance to win a StartGrowingFood.com VIP Access pass valued at $179. For your chance to win, simply create your free garden plan and have it emailed to you by January 31, 2015.