Tag Archives: GMO Free Humboldt

HSU’s ‘Anti-GMO Speaker Series’ tells one side of the biotechnology controversy

Last week we learned that Humboldt State will fulfill its role of community leadership by presenting speakers with strong points of view on the issue of biotechnology, specifically, genetically engineered food, popularly known as GMOs. Here’s the announcement: HSU Press Release Humboldt State University and GMO Free Humboldt present the Genetically Modified Organism Fall Speaker

Questing for clams at Moonstone Beach

Bryn Robertson Mad River Union MOONSTONE BEACH/MCKINLEYVILLE –It was 7 a.m. at Moonstone Beach and I was already soaked to my haunches in numbing Pacific Ocean water. My partners, equally wet but hawk-eyed and focused, moved across the beach in search of something subterranean. With long-handled shovels they tapped the sand’s surface, scanning for bubbles

Everything You Think You Know About GMOs Is Probably Wrong

    Northcoast Co-op’s GMO policy is already stained by superstition – will it fall to foolish food fashion and commit its business to a scientifically indefensible, legally laughable and ultimately unenforceable crop ban? Everyone in Arcata seems to have an opinion about genetically modified organisms (GMOs), also known as genetically engineered (GE) food or biotech.

Member Linkage Report to the Northcoast Co-op Board, January 2014

Melanie Bettenhausen has been working with our Marketing, Membership and Merchandising team to determine the best way for the Board to support the proposed ordinance that would effectively ban the cultivation and production of GMO crops in Humboldt County. While everyone on our team is personally in support of it, there seems to be hesitancy

CAFF’s GMO Policy

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) provided comments for the recent Co-op Board meeting regarding their stance on the GMO Crop Ban.  They are as follows: The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) will be deciding whether to actively support the ban based on their members’ input. We hope to be moving on getting

The NCGA’s GMO Policy

The Mad River Union asked the North Coast Growers’ Association for its statement regarding the GMO crop ban. Here it is: The North Coast Growers’ Association endorses the Humboldt County Genetic Contamination and Prevention Ordinance. The North Coast Growers’ Association operates Certified Farmers’ Markets for the benefit of both producers and consumers; promotes public awareness

GMO Crop Ban Initiative Submitted To County

Bryn J. Robertson Mad River Union ARCATA – After months of critical planning and weekly meetings, the GMO Free Humboldt committee submitted its initiative to ban the cultivation or production of genetically modified organisms in Humboldt to the county for review. With limited time to gain public support, should the initiative pass review and gain

GMO Free Humboldt Responds To Ag Commissioner’s Letter

Note: The following is a response to a letter to GMO Free Humboldt by Ag Commissioner Jeff Dolf, and an edited version of the group’s draft ordinance addressing his feedback. – Ed.   October 24, 2013 Commissioner Jeff Dolf Humboldt County Department of Agriculture 5630 S. Broadway Eureka, CA 95503 Dear Commissioner Dolf: Thank you