From it’s beginnings in 1976, the High Falls Food Co-operative has taken the position that a healthy food supply for the community is paramount priority.
By the early 1990s, two factors had developed within our national food system which changed the discussion for food safety: the introduction of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) into major crops and conventional dairy; and the authority over organic certification by the USDA.
This co-op has endeavored to keep GMOs off the shelves for decades, both by pre-screening products and through your feedback and suggestions.
Although part of our mission is to remain non-partisan (non-political), our continued concerns regarding environmental influences have lead the Board of Directors, on behalf of the membership, to “break silence” on the issues of hydraulic fracturing and, most recently, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Both of these issues are clear threats to the environments from which we produce our healthy crops, livestock and food products. Our BOD voted, unanimously, to participate in the dissemination of information on these topics to protect our tradition of “food democracy”.
Together we are the local community, and our voices joined in a timely manner is critical. The TPP trade agreement is scheduled to be “Fast Tracked” through Congress and adopted in October of this year.
CALL TO ACTION
Then sign the petition at http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/congress-dont-renew-fast
Finally, call these federal representatives and tell them “No Fast Track for the TPP”:
Sen. Schumer: 518 431-4070
Sen. Gillibrand: 518 431-0120
Rep. Gibson: 845 514-2322
Here’s to good food and a safer environment for all life!