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Natural vs. Organic

There is nothing natural about a “natural” labeled food. You may have bought these items thinking they were better for you and your loved ones. Sadly, that is not true.

If you really would like to be safe, buy USDA-certified organic and/or items with a Non-GMO Project Verified seal.

Vote with your Dollar$

Let’s influence food growers and producers to give us more healthy options. Buy what you’d like to see more of in the future.

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PETITION: Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scouts: Asking for removal of GMO’s and High Fructose Corn Syrup from ALL Girl Scout Cookies

Please consider reading and signing the petition. You may also leave your comments on the petition.

This time, next year, we could have healthier choices of Girl Scout Cookies. Let’s inspire Girl Scouts to change the ingredients for a better, safer, and healthier world.

8 year old explains why she’d like Girl Scout Cookies to change their ingredients. Enjoy short video

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Pass it on

It would also be appreciated if you would pass on the petition via email or social media to your circle of influence. When we have enough signatures, we can send it directly to the decision makers at Girl Scouts of America.

Call to Action

Read and sign Change.org petition

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Tribute Circle | COMPANY | Honest Co

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Last month, I received a lovely gift in my monthly shipment of safe and healthy personal care and home cleaning supplies from The Honest Company. I received a small tree to plant. What could be more perfect than a tree? This is my thank you note for your thoughtful and generous gift.

Sincere Thanks

Dear Honest Company,
 
Thank you for my holiday gift! I’d like to extend my thanks not just for the tree but for creating products that I trust for my family and my home. The legacy that you are building is a gift to the world. The service you are providing is exemplary. The products are not only safe and healthy but also high quality and effective. 
 
I am grateful that you care for our children and our earth as much as I do. You are packaging responsibly. You’re optimizing your energy usage at your offices and buildings. You have pursued and earned your B Corp certification. You follow PETA guidelines for cruelty free and vegan product development. You purchase Renewable Energy Certificates. You even “give back” by donating to Baby2Baby. I have 1000 thank you’s for your business ethics and practices!
 
My biggest wish for you is success and prosperity. I hope you make so much money that other businesses will follow in your footsteps.  You are a prime example of “Business with Integrity” that any company in any industry could learn from and emulate.
 
Sincerely yours,
Hollan McBride
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New York’s Stone Barns Farm and Restaurants

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251668_10100267398792507_212975_n (1)Jamie Reinhardt

MBA Candidate 2014, Sustainability and International Business
Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business

Jamie Reinhardt currently works at the Governance and Accountability Institute in NYC, New York. She is working as a Global Reporting Initiative report analyst and exploring different trends in GRI reports from S&P 500 companies. As an MBA-candidate at Baruch College, Jamie is the president of the Sustainable Business Club, which is Baruch’s Net Impact chapter. Previously, she worked for the Center for Creative Leadership on the Latin American Intern Initiative and for an international shipping company in operations and logistics. She hopes to combine her past and present experiences to make a real difference in the future with regards to sustainability in the corporate environment.

New York’s Stone Barns Farm and Restaurant … Worth a visit!

As part of my work this summer on a sustainable development project, I visited a farm called Stone Barns outside of NYC. Stone Barns is an education center for food and agriculture, as well as
a working farm. A colleague and I took a train that runs along the Hudson River up to the farm’s location in Pocantico, NY. It’s hard to believe that only 25 miles outside of Manhattan you can Stone Barnsfind such a pristine natural setting.

Driving up to the entrance of Stone Barns is beautiful. The green rolling pastures are laid out in front of you and the main structure is a barn made out of stone, hence the name. The main building is gorgeous. It looks like original old stone, but the structure is well kept and has been updated so that it is very modern inside. There is a large open courtyard in the middle which was full of school children at the time we were there, since a huge part of their mission is to teach young kids where their food actually comes from. My colleague told me a story about how one of her friend’s children refused to eat carrots from a farmers market since they were dirty and “from the ground”. The child wanted to go get the “clean” carrots from the store. I’m pretty sure I had similar feelings when I was a child which only shows how important Stone Barns’ mission to educate children, really is.

"There is a disconnect that exists between the food we eat and its origins that needs to change in order for us all to live sustainable and healthy lifestyles."

— Jamie Reinhardt
 

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Is our fight against GMOs hopeless?

What exactly does GMO mean?

G=Genetically

M=Modified

O=Organisms

Why are GMOs controversial?Anne Lappe Blazon Laurels

Approximately 80% of US processed foods contain GMOs.

GMO seeds are produced primarily by Monsanto (alongside five other smaller companies). In addition to providing seeds for corn, soybean, cotton, wheat, canola, sorghum and sugar cane seeds, Monsanto is the producer of RoundUp Weed Killer. They have manufactured a way to place built-in pesticides into the seed so bugs won’t eat produce as it grows. They have modified the DNA so fruits and vegetables grows faster and larger than conventional seeds.

Research has linked dis-ease, cancer, tumors and organ failure in 80% of rats fed GMO foods. However, Monsanto’s website  says, ”There is no need for, or value in testing the safety of GM foods in humans.”

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