"Two major obstacles to buying more organic food for many Americans are cost and accessibility. The Green PolkaDot Box offers a solution," said Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumer Association.
Alpine, UT & Finland, MN (PRWEB) August 26, 2011
Green PolkaDot Box™ founder Rod Smith and the Organic Consumers Association, an online and grassroots non-profit 501©3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability, are pleased to announce a much needed solution to consumers seeking accessibility to affordable organic and non-GMO foods.
The Green Polka Dot Box (GPDB) is a new national distribution service focused on the home delivery of organic and natural non-GMO products at 30-50% below the cost of retail, providing an inexpensive alternative to supporters of the Organic Consumer Association.
According to Ronnie Cummins, National Director, the Organic Consumers Association (OAC), in his recent essay, Whole Paycheck and Organic Food Deserts: The Challenge, he challenges Americans to step up the pace and qualitatively expand and support the sales of organic foods and products across the United States by ordering non-perishable organic and non-GMO products offered through the Green PolkaDot Box buying club at 30-50% below average retail prices.
"Two major obstacles to buying more organic food for many Americans are cost and accessibility. Many of us need to budget our food dollars more carefully in order to purchase more organic foods. Others of us live in Organic Food Deserts, where the closest co-op or natural food store is a long distance away. The Green Polka Dot Box represents a step forward to solving these problems and expanding the organic market,” said Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumer Association.
“Once you place your first order for organic and non-GMO with the Green PolkaDot Box, a percentage of the proceeds from your purchases will be donated by the GPDB to the Organic Consumers Association. This will help fund our efforts to fight against GMOs and industrial agriculture and to make organic food and farming, not just the alternative, but the norm in the United States.”
The Green PolkaDot Box™ (GPDB) is a membership club that helps consumers combine their purchasing power to bargain directly with manufacturers and growers for the best pricing on organic, natural and other healthy food products. The GPDB mission is to offer products that meet specific dietary needs, whatever they may be. GPDB hopes to become the leading authoritative source for our members who suffer from food allergies, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, obesity and other health maladies. Beyond GPDB’s 900 non-perishable products currently listed, new products are being added every day. Later the GPDB will be offering frozen goods, and eventually fresh organic produce from regional warehouses.
“We are proud to offer the Organic Consumers Association and all Americans the best pricing on organic foods and non-GMO natural products,” said Rod Smith, founder of the Green PolkaDot Box. “For those committed to providing healthy options to their families by eating raw, living foods, vegan or vegetarian, dairy, gluten- or sugar-free, the Green PolkaDot Box membership will deliver a wonderful variety of the foods you love for less.”
The Green PolkaDot Box™ is an online membership club that provides Organic Consumers Association supporters the lowest pricing on organic, natural and other healthy food products through partnerships that garner the best pricing from manufacturers and growers. The Green PolkaDot Box does not carry any products that contain harmful ingredients, including foods that are known to be genetically modified. The GPDB annual membership includes both a “club” or “reward” membership; the later offering a referral rewards program to help consumers earn their healthy food purchases. Both membership types feature a free delivery option. http://www.greenpolkadotbox.com/oca
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 76 million organic and socially responsible consumers. The OCA represents over one million members, subscribers and volunteers, including several thousand businesses in the natural foods and organic marketplace. Our US and international policy board is broadly representative of the organic, family farm, environmental, and public interest community. The Organic Consumers Association was formed in 1998 in the wake of the mass backlash by organic consumers against the U.S. Department of Agriculture's controversial proposed national regulations for organic food. Through the OCA's SOS (Safeguard Organic Standards) Campaign, as well as the work of our allies in other organizations, the organic community over the last eight years has been able to mobilize hundreds of thousands of consumers to pressure the USDA and organic companies to preserve strict organic standards. http://www.organicconsumers.org.
Ronnie Cummins is the Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a non-profit, U.S. based network of 850,000 consumers, dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and sustainable system of agriculture and commerce. The OCA’s primary strategy is to work on national and global campaigns promoting health, justice, and sustainability that integrate public education, marketplace pressure, media work, litigation, and grassroots lobbying. Cummins is also editor of OCA’s website http://www.organicconsumers.org (30,000 visitors a day) and newsletters, Organic Bytes (270,000 subscribers), and Organic View. He also serves on the steering committee of OCA’s Mexico affiliate, Via Organica. For more information please visit [http://www.organicconsumers.org.
The Green PolkaDot Box™ is an online membership club that provides the lowest pricing on organic, natural and other healthy food products through partnerships that garner the best pricing from manufacturers and growers. Founded by Rod Smith, the Green PolkaDot Box does not carry any products that contain harmful ingredients, including foods that are known to be genetically modified. The GPDB annual membership includes both a “club” or “reward” membership; the later offering a referral rewards program to help consumers earn their healthy food purchases. Both membership types feature a free delivery options. Learn how the GPDB referral rewards program helps consumers earn their healthy food purchases. http://www.greenpolkadotbox.com/oca