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Vote Yes on Prop 37!

We are quickly approaching the historic November ballot measure Prop. 37 (The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act) which requires clear labeling and will help consumers make educated choices about what they are eating. Now is the time to act!

If you live in California, please remember to vote YES on Prop. 37 on November 6th 2012.

The Right to Know ballot initiative calls for mandatory labeling of Genetically Engineered foods and would reject the vague, misleading term “natural” which has been co-opted by mega agri-food corporations who peddle products that are anything but natural. This is an important issue for more than just Californians because the vote will set a precedent for the rest of the country.

Let’s propel our food industry in the right direction. In a grassroots effort, millions of pro-organic consumers, farmers, and businesses are standing together to defeat agribusiness/biotechnology giants. The undeniable truth is that we have the right to know what’s in our food. What are big agribusinesses hiding anyway?

Vote with your dollar and boycott businesses that use GMOs and oppose this legislation. These corporations have contributed over 35 million dollars to campaign propaganda in opposition of Prop. 37  – and Monsanto is leading the pack with a 7 million dollar chunk of change. These companies operate with no moral code or vision of a sustainable future.

Since 1999, Mountain Rose Herbs has taken a strong stance in favor of labeling GMO foods and supporting organic agriculture. We take pride in walking the walk, having contributed to the campaign and will continue to support a consumer’s right to know what they are putting into their bodies. You are what you eat!

 

 

Call to Action: Volunteer!

No matter where you are in the state or the country, you can be part of this historic campaign by volunteering today. There are so many ways to help – from inviting your friends to join us, hosting a house party, spreading the word in your community, making phone calls, sending emails and more.

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Topics: Sustainability

Alyssa

Written by Alyssa on October 24, 2012

Alyssa Bascue, Director of Sustainability, is a trusted professional in her field with a passion for employee engagement and reducing environmental impacts of business operations, including emissions, energy, waste, and water. Growing up in an income-sharing, egalitarian community in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, she’s a farm girl at heart. She received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Sociology, which helps to support Mountain Rose Herbs' mission of supporting organic agriculture and embodying socially conscious business practices. Alyssa completed a nine-week Master Recycler training and is well-known in town as an Employee Transportation Coordinator. She currently volunteers with Friends of Trees, Provender Alliance, Sustainable Food Trade Association, and the Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance. And she is an active member of the International Society for Sustainability Professionals. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, cooking spicy foods, hiking and camping with her husband and brindle pup.

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