Tag Archives: GMOs

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

Co-op Adopts New GMO Policy

“In order to influence the regulation of GMO labeling, we are no longer knowingly accepting new non-organic products that include GMO high-risk items in their ingredient list, unless they are enrolled in The Non-GMO Project or can provide to us a detailed description of the measures they have taken to avoid GMO contamination.”