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2014 Operation Bon Appetit Road Trip Videos

Introduction to powerful video stories about passionate people affecting systemic change in the economy, education, and more that will enlighten you and give you hope for a future that takes care of people and the planet. It is happening now all around the country.

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Recent News

  1. Project Cope

    How a Floridian couple,  Michigan school students and an African farmer teamed up to enhance the education of elementary school girls while launching agricultural reform in Zambia.               Val Gallina & George Sherman are long time educators, who developed Character Ethics for students in the Pinellas...
  2. Sisters of the Land

    Future farmers and policymakers learn spiritual land stewardship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice in Indiana.  White Violet Eco Justice Center has been a ministry of the Sisters of Providence since 1996 and is located on 1200 acres of land in Terre Haute, IN.  The Center recognizes & fosters the interdependence...
  3. Food for Thought

    What does the Rocky Horror Picture Show have to do with feeding college students while helping local farmers? Mark LoParco is director of UM Dining at the University of Montana, and is the executive director of the UM Foodservice Management and Purchasing Consortium.  An active member of the National Association...

Thank You to Our Sponsor

Host a dinner, enjoy a savory dish, a glass of wine or favorite beverage, watch a video, and delight in uplifting and illuminating conversations with family and friends.

Thank you to Premier Eye Care for sponsorship of our Video Series.

Toast to Julia Child, Our Hero

Toast to Julia Child, Our Hero To Special Ops Culinary Agent Julia Child--whose joie de vivre, love of good food and wine, and path breaking work to bring people together for a fun time--inspires us all.

Julia was a CIA agent early in her career and a true hero for the groundbreaking work she did in that role. There are only a few of us that know the real story. Julia was not an agent for the Central Intelligence Agency; she was actually a Culinary Agent for the Cultural Innovation Agency (CIA) and was highly regarded for her subversive work for their top secret Operation Bon Appetit. Her program sign-off of “Bon Appetit” was an encouraging signal to all of us that her work for world change was going well.

That’s the story according to Mission Control, the Cultural Innovations Agency (CIA), and we are sticking to it.

The Earth Charter

The Earth Charter serves as the ethical framework for the Cultural Innovations Agency.

Its sixteen principles for universal human rights, economic justice, respect for nature and a culture of peace are woven into the themes for the Operation Bon Appetit Dinner Parties.

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About Us

Operation Bon Appetit is an initiative of the Cultural Innovations Agency, Inc. (CIA), a 501c3 nonprofit corporation, with the mission to engage ordinary people in sustainability and social change that emphasizes conviviality, arts, conversations and actions. The ethical framework for the CIA recognizes the interconnection of economic justice, human rights, respect for nature and a culture of peace.

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