After serving as ambassador to New Zealand, Carol Mosely Braun wanted to do something related to natural and organic food. She had a farm in Alabama, but after Sept. 11, 2001, the former Illinois congress woman wanted to be close to her family.
So she started Ambassador Organics, a company that sells organic and fair trade tea, coffee and spices. This year, she wanted to expand to the foodservice market, so she decided to come to the National Restaurant Association Show.
“We’d been going to the organics show, but we wanted to be industry wide,” she said.