As much as we might wish it weren’t true, politics and food are intertwined.
Politics and policy are why we don’t have labels on GMO foods, even though 90 percent of consumers want those labels.
It was a U.S. Food & Drug Administration policy decision that granted approval of GMO salmon—and said it could be sold in supermarkets with no labels to distinguish it from non-GMO salmon.
And the Farm Bill, a giant piece of policy, determines that taxpayers will subsidize the growing of GMO monoculture commodities—but not the growing of healthy, organic regenerative fruits and vegetables.
Here’s the thing. If we want better food and farming policies, we need to lobby for them. And we need to elect better policymakers.
OCA can do a lot on that front. But as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, OCA is limited. That’s why we also have a 501(c)(4) lobbying arm, which we’ve recently renamed the Citizens Regeneration Lobby (CRL).
As we gear up to take on an administration whose primary goal appears to be protecting corporate profits at all costs, we need to raise more funds for CRL.
The good news? We can do a lot of good work through CRL that we can’t do through OCA. The downside? Donations to CRL, unlike donations to OCA, aren’t tax-deductible.
Support Citizens Regeneration Lobby (CRL), OCA’s sister lobbying organization. Donations to CRL, a 501(c) (4) nonprofit, are not tax-deductible.