GMO Free Humboldt
In 2014, we took a stance in favor of the proposed ordinance to ban GMO crops in Humboldt County. When looking at how our community could be affected by the cultivation and production of GMO crops, our primary concern was the potential for contamination of organic crops in our foodshed, and the potential threat to our farmers’ livelihoods and organic certifications. We believed that supporting a ban on GMOs was imperative to the development of sustainable food systems in Humboldt County, as reflected in our Strategic Plan.
As the largest purchaser of local, organic produce in our area, we believed it was our responsibility to stand with our farmers and support the proposed ordinance. We, along with hundreds of other organizations and individuals, were able to ban the cultivation and production of GMO crops in Humboldt County! Learn More at GMO Free Humboldt.