GMO Free Humboldt Volunteer Meetings
We need volunteers to help with all sorts of things, from graphic design to fundraising… and, of course, gathering signatures to get our initiative on the ballot in 2014! To get involved, please come to one of volunteer trainings, which are held from 6-7 p.m. at the Co-op Community Kitchen in Arcata. If you want to get even more involved, come early to attend the business meetings from 5-6 p.m. at the same place. The Committee for a GMO Free Humboldt is working to pass an initiative during the November 2014 election that would prohibit the cultivation and production of GMOs in Humboldt County. We are an all-volunteer, grassroots effort. Here’s what moves us: Fairness We want to ensure that the many farmers and gardeners in our county who choose to plant non-GMO seeds won’t have to worry about the genetic contamination of their crops. Prosperity We want to boost our County’s economy by helping local farmers gain access to the growing market for GMO-free food, and by minimizing the risk of organic farmers losing their certifications. Protection We want to prevent the potentially devastating and irreversible effects that new GMOs could have on local ecosystems. We hope you’ll join us!