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
Heavy rains are preventing harvest of some California crops. Our farmers will fulfill supplies as soon as weather improves. Read part of the report below from our distributor in Portland, Oregon.Organically Grown Company says,
“Well, …continue reading
On Thursday, the House of Representatives will vote on an anti-labeling act for GMOs. Known as the Safe and Accurate …continue reading
This month, The Food Co-op adds GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) education to its shelves in the form of red dots. The …continue reading
Shopping at The Food Co-op now makes more sense than ever. To help you stretch your food dollars further, we have lowered our prices on 60 of our bestsellers — items that fit everyone’s pantry. Our new price program, “Centsibles,” …continue reading
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 …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.