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FUNKSION: Miami Fashion Week Re-Cap

Who would have thought models and pizza would make such beautiful music together???  Well, so did we!

This past week we were busy lil bees supplying our organic goodies to a fashionably hip (and apparently starved of great pizza) crowd for this years "FUNKSHION: Miami Fashion Week".  The 5 day event is a wonderful mash-up of Green Fashion, Music and the who's-who of both!  It took place under the sunny skies of South Beach Miami in a tent erected on the sand just off of Ocean Drive!

Pizza Fusion was the official food sponsor of the event and we were onsite for all 5 days serving the beautiful people delicious 100% organic pizza, salads, wraps and fruit.  What really attracted us to get involved was that this year's event kicked off with an eco-friendly fashion show that was actually a fashion show within the event itself. This year was the first year of "Green Fashion Miami" and featured designers who showcased their collections of recycled, eco-friendly, funkshional runway designs with the hot, eclectic styles of Latin infused trends.  They even went as far as having the models use only organic styling products and makeup.

The annual Winter Music Conference was also in full-swing and added to the star-studded cast of "celebrities" that were in attendance.  Receiving tons of media attention for his number one hit single “Whatever You Like”, T.I. www.trapmuzik.com gave everyone a glimpse of his glamorous new line under the big tents.  (Also known for “Swagger Like Us” which exhibits the cool sounds of T.I. and M.I.A. as well his collaboration with Rihanna on “Live Your Life” which just received the Vodaphone Australian Awards, T.I. is proving that there is more than meets the eye.) Other Highlights of this year's FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach included the launch of Little Louie Vega's new line; Krelwear, presented by Gen-Art and a mixed fashion collection runway show of designers from around the world presented by Curve.

It was a great event and we were honored to be a part of it.  Serving delicious organic food to the masses is why we do what we do!

Killing me softly with french fries?

So another day and another story about how McDonald's has been slowly killing us for years. I know none of the organic loving foodies that read this site would dare admit to eating some Mcd's but deep down inside we all know their fries are covered with awesomesauce. (seriously...) Who knew awesomesauce = pesticides! Wait what? Yeah that's exactly right, McDonald's fries much like everything else around us these days are covered in chemicals. Lucky for us (I mean people who eat that stuff cause we all know we don't right? right...) a few of their investor groups aren't having it anymore, engaging the fast food giant to perform an internal study on their pesticide practices. I'm not sure what's more concerning, that their fries have a pesticide problem or that they don't even know how bad the problem actually is.
McDonald's to take steps to cut potato pesticides
By Lisa Baertlein

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp, the largest purchaser of potatoes in the United States, has agreed to take preliminary steps to reduce pesticide use in its domestic potato supply, shareholder groups said on Tuesday.

Following the agreement, the Bard College Endowment, Newground Social Investment and the AFL-CIO Reserve Fund withdrew a shareholder proposal that, if approved, would have required the company to publish a report on options for cutting pesticide use in its supply chain.

The investors said McDonald's has agreed to survey its U.S. potato suppliers, compile a list of best practices in pesticide use reduction and recommend those best practices to global suppliers. It also will share its findings with investors and include the findings in its annual corporate social responsibility report. [READ MORE]

Honest Tea stays true to its roots...

Honest Tea stays true to its roots as it grows

By Theresa Howard, USA TODAY

That began to change a year ago, with Coke's $43 million investment and option to buy it all by 2011. The deal brought more than cash to expand — it brought support and access to new markets.

"When you have a pure financial investment ... that's very distracting for management and often very bad for the brand," says Gary Hirshberg, 54, an Honest Tea board member and CEO of organic yogurt company Stonyfield Farm. "This makes happier employees, which makes a better-quality product, which makes a difference in tough times." [Read more @USA Today]

Check out our Earth Week Contests & Events sponsored in part by Honest Tea.


Earth Week is coming... Get involved!

Earth week is coming and there are plenty of ways to get involved and do your part. If you have a Pizza Fusion near you we have a week packed full of fun activities for the whole family.

You can read about what we're doing here. If you're not near a Pizza Fusion but still want to get involved check out this article by Discovery's Plant Green.

Earth Day 2009: First Steps to Volunteering
The planet needs you and you need it: make this Earth Day the beginning of lifelong volunteerism.

Volunteering. Do you volunteer? Do you think about volunteering? With the current climate crisis and state of the economy, we all have to look out for each other in every way we can, and that means volunteering. In short, it's time to move from awareness to action. It's time to participate. [READ MORE]

Pizza Fusion coming to Saudi Arabia!

Go big or go home right? We're very excited to announce our expansion into Saudi Arabia.

Pizza Fusion, pioneer of the environmental and organic restaurant movements, announced today that a master franchise development agreement has been completed for Saudi Arabia between Pizza Fusion Holdings Inc. and Samir Food Co. Ltd., a Samir Group company. The development agreement provides for new locations throughout Saudi Arabia, with the first restaurant scheduled to open in Jeddah in late June and additional locations planned for Jeddah, Riyadh City, and Kingdom wide.

You can read more here.