Be Knowledgeable, Be Alert and Be Prepared to Take Action
The Port Townsend Food Co-op is committed to our mission to be knowledgeable and informed and to being an education and information resource for our members and our community. Understanding the complex issues that affect our health, our community, and our environment equips us to take action when needed. Look here for information about what’s going on in the world of “food politics” and to occasionally participate in grassroots direct-action activities to protect the integrity of organics, to support small farms, and to turn back the tide of GMOs entering our food chain, some of the many important issues that affect us today.
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Get in touch with the current issues related to the food we eat– the politics of how it’s grown and gets to our tables. Links & actions below
The Organic Consumers Association is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The following story was taken from their newsletter:
Activists in Washington State …continue reading
Some of our member/owners have inquired about the United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) drivers’ strike at the Auburn distribution center.
The Food Co-op regrets the labor strike between the UNFI drivers and its management. This strike is confined to the Auburn …continue reading
Cherimoya? Dragon fruit? My mother never bought either in her life. Maybe yours didn’t either.
Occasionally, you’ll find things in our produce department that might be something you’ve never seen before. If so, don’t be shy …continue reading
Member/Owner Jack Olmsted made this video of the Food Co-op’s SIPS Manager Deb Shortess explaining how to make sure the products you buy at the Food Co-op are GMO-free.
American Licorice has announced a voluntary recall at the retail level for all lots of Natural Vines® Black Licorice with date codes of 010413 through 041913.
We have pulled product from our shelves with …continue reading
There have been several recalls in the last few days relating to Sunland roasted and nut butter products.
The products we stock that we have gotten notice about are Justin’s peanut butters, Late July mini peanut butter crackers, Talenti Chocolate Peanut …continue reading
Beginning Sunday, Sept. 23 we start up the free Natural Foods Co-op classes taught by Brwyn Griffin. The first class of this section is on Oils. Learn more about the difference between …continue reading