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GM Update, May Newsletter

Hello fellow Co-operators!

First, I want to thank all of the owners who came to the Financial Meeting of Owners. Your dedication and concern about the Co-op is heartening and very welcome! I look forward to seeing all of you at our next meeting! In this month's newsletter I am going to re-cap the goals and highlights that I talked about for all of those who could not attend. This is not a complete list but should give everyone a good idea of the exciting things we have in store for you!

Hear from new GM Gary Taylor

Dear Owners and Friends of Common Ground Food Co-op,

I cannot begin to describe the excitement I am feeling after my first few days at Common Ground! I have never before met so many people as committed to their beliefs as the ones I have met in the last two weeks. Thank you everyone, who has welcomed me with open arms and have been so willing to share their thoughts about the co-op, the food movement, and the future of both!

Bacon Cheeseburgers, Parking Lots and Flooded Basements

by John McNally, Co-op Cook & Local Producer

The flooding that we recently experienced was made much worse by the corn and soy fields that surround our town. I must first remind you that those corn and soy fields primarily exist to feed the animals in feedlots and other CAFOs (concentrated animal feed operations). According to the USDA, over 40% of corn used in the US is for animal feed and more than 96% of the animal feed in the United States is corn*. My strong moral objections to CAFOs is a topic for another newsletter. 

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