Thursday, September 3, 2009

Proposed Federal Rules Could Competitively Injure Small, Local and Organic Fresh Market Produce Growers

From the Cornucopia Institute:

USDA Schedules Public Hearings to Obtain Citizens' Concerns and Suggestions

The "Leafy Green Marketing Agreement," which requires producers to follow a set of rules (metrics) in the name of food safety, has already shown to be injurious for the environment, biodiversity, and organic growers in California. The USDA is now considering a similar "Leafy Green Marketing Agreement" that would extend beyond California and Arizona to cover the entire United States-let's help make this rule work for growers of all sizes!

The USDA has scheduled a series of hearing sessions, around the country, inviting you to this perfect opportunity to share your concerns and suggestions.

Click here to read the full article and the schedule.


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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Upcoming Events

There are a couple of upcoming events that benefit two local organizations that we partner with.

The first one is a benefit for Sustainable Works:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Writers Boot Camp @ Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, Building I
Santa Monica, CA 90404
6pm - 11pm
Click here to purchase tickets

The second is for Heal the Bay which will feature the Santa Monica premier of Cirque du Soleil KOOZA
Friday, October 16, 2009
Click here to purchase tickets
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