Milk for Rumiano Cheese comes from multi-generational family owned dairies in Del Norte and Humboldt counties in Northern California. Coastal mountain ranges and happy Jersey cows yield some of the cleanest milk on Earth and keeping the coastline pristine is incredibly important to us. Dairy is the largest agricultural export of Humboldt County, however fruit trees and vineyards have become more common in the valleys to the East. Fortunately, the small amount of agriculture in Humboldt County is not typically genetically modified, but there is an effort to prevent GMO crops from gaining a hold in the nearly untouched North Coast.
On the November 2014 ballot, Measure P stands for keeping Humboldt County GMO free. Labeled as the “Humboldt County Genetic Contamination Prevention Ordinance,” the new ballot measure will place a “Prohibition on the propagation, cultivation, raising and growing of genetically modified organisms…This ordinance will help protect our organic farmers from the risk of losing their certifications due to genetic contamination. It will also help ensure that all of our farmers can have access to the growing market for GMO-free products.”
At Rumiano Cheese we rely on the uncontaminated land of the Pacific Northwest for the highest quality ingredients, starting with the grass. We support keeping the land of the Northern California coast GMO-free. Help support Measure P by endorsing or donating today.