So the Democratic National Convention has just ended with a splendid speech by John Kerry, and while I bask in the warm glow of political optimism, let's look back at this convention's food.
Oh yes, there was food. Delegates have to fuel all their sign-waving with something, you know.
No food or drink was allowed on the floor, hence the lack of turkey legs and corndogs during the speeches, but elsewhere ... check out this food station at the 15,000-person media party which featured home-grown food from local Massachusetts farms.
And in keeping with the greenest convention goals (which also showcased biodegradable balloons , lots of recycling, electricity all from from renewable sources, and hybrid gas-electric buses), the food waste was taken to a composting facility to make fertilizer. Unused food was rescued for local hunger-relief agencies.
And what do they drink? Let's just say many of these events were open bar.
And, is that ...? It is! Hillary's drinking Dunkin' Donuts coffee! Dunkin' Donuts was the first national brand to sell espresso beverages that are made exclusively with Fair Trade Certified coffee.