Source: The Independent

Chamber Expo On Tap

by Rachel Toy

July 24, 2013

With rising healthcare costs and more Americans weary of how their food is being grown, an event this weekend couldn’t come at a better time.

This Saturday and Sunday the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce will host a Preventive Health and Sustainable Technology Expo in the Hamptons. The expo was created by Turtle Shell Health, a company that offers marketing consulting service to holistic health practitioners. Turtle Shell Health has produced Health & Wellness events held twice a year in Manhattan and have now brought a similar expo to the Hamptons for the first time.

The event will feature several cooking demos and expert speakers to inform about healthy living, wellness, and sustainability.

Congressman Tim Bishop will speak about health care. Chef Todd Jacobs of Fresh Hamptons will host a dinner event, and director and advocate Jeffrey M. Smith will preside over a film screening, and much more.

A congressman and Hamptons resident, Bishop’s political priorities include health care, education, the economy, and the environment. He will take part in the expo with a speech focusing on Health Care Reform Education on Saturday at 2 PM. One of the Hamptons own chefs will also be taking part in the expo. Chef Todd Jacobs is an active member of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association, and is the head chef of Fresh in Bridgehampton. Jacobs focuses on using organic, seasonal local ingredients in his dishes. He will create the menu for the casual dinner party, “Food Riot,” on Saturday at 7 PM to benefit Slow Food East End.

On Sunday director, author and advocate Jeffrey M. Smith will close the expo with a screening of his new documentary and a Q&A to follow. Smith who has lectured in 30 countries will also be giving a keynote speech at the Food Riot dinner party on Saturday. Smith has helped influence the first state laws in the United States regulating Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) and will present his documentary “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives” at 1 PM. The expo is designed to provide more information about health and the health of the natural environment to the East End. The expo is co-presented by Turtle Shell Health, Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Slow Food East End and Dodds & Eder. The expo will take place Saturday and Sunday, at Dodds & Eder 11 Bridge Street in Sag Harbor.

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