“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
Amidst all the anti-Monsanto, anti-dirty dairy, anti-factory farm talk, it helps to remember: There are tens of thousands of farmers and producers committed to producing clean, healthy food using practices that respect humans, animals and the environment.
It’s just as important to fight for the producers who are doing it right, as it is to fight back against the Unilevers and Costcos of the world.
In a couple weeks, we’ll be at the National Organic Standards Board meeting in Jacksonville. We’ll fight to protect organic standards from corporate interests. We’ll push for better enforcement of existing standards.
We’ll argue that because organic certification requires that producers improve soil organic matter, vegetables grown without soil shouldn’t be certified organic.
You count on us to advocate for you. One way we do that, is to fight for a level playing field for those producers who play by the rules, who steward the land, who “get” that chemical and factory farming have no place in the future of farming.
Your generous support helps us support those farmers who are doing good in the world. Because they’re worth fighting for.
(tax-deductible, helps support our work on behalf of organic standards, fair trade and public education)
(non-tax-deductible, but necessary for our GMO labeling legislative efforts)