Hey New York,

In addition to still trying to keep you informed about all things GMO, I'm also working on the One Fair Wage-NY campaign, which is dedicated to eliminating the sub-minimum wage paid to tipped workers in New York. All workers should be paid the same minimum wage, which in NY is slated to go up to $15 by 2021. But under the current law, tipped workers will be paid only $10 by 2021 -- it's a legislated pay gap that disproportionately affects women because most tipp...ed employees are female!

Furthermore, the vast majority of restaurant workers aren't getting rich off of tips! In fact, tipped workers in restaurants are some of the lowest paid employees in the country, and are more likely than other low-income residents in the state to be on public assistance. Some restaurant owners add insult to injury by not paying their workers for time spent doing non-tipped work (aka wage theft) or by keeping some of their tips -- both things are illegal!

Working for tips also puts workers more at risk of being pressured by management to dress and act in ways that promote objectification, and creates a climate where sexual harassment is more than tolerated in the workplace -- it's often accepted as the norm. As most of you are now aware, sexual harassment is oftentimes not reported, so what's been coming to light now is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

As this campaign starts to kick into high gear, we'll be looking for people who care about this issue -- like you -- to help us win this in Albany. One fair wage is a women's equality issue, a sexual harassment issue, a workers' rights issue, a racial discrimination issue. Now is the time to make New York the first state on the East Coast with One Fair Wage!*

Please follow the Facebook page below and stay tuned. Thanks!! - Stacie

*Seven other states out west have already eliminated the two-tiered system for minimum wage and the sky hasn't fallen. In fact, the restaurant industry has thrived in those states, and restaurant workers are tipped at the same rate as before, on average. To learn more about this issue, visit and

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Sign of the Times: General Mills just announced a deal to create South Dakota's largest organic crop farm as the company works to secure enough organic ingredie...nts to meet growing consumer demand worldwide. Gunsmoke Farms will convert 34,000 acres — more than 53 square miles — near Pierre to organic by 2020, where it will grow organic wheat for General Mills' popular Annie's Macaroni & Cheese line. Gunsmoke Farms will also carve out around 3,000 acres of pollinator habitat in cooperation with the Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit Xerces Society. While this is good news, in general, we recommend eating fresh and supporting your organic-local producers first, instead of huge multinational corporations and their processed foods. The conversion of Gunsmoke Farms to a certified organic operation is definitely a positive step. And this is surely a testament to you, wallet-and-purse-wielding eaters, that you can make a difference through boycotts of Dirty Food. The Future is Organic.

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