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If you’ve been drinking Guayaki Yerba Mate for a long time, you know everything that we’re about. For people who are new to the wonders of the mate plant and the Guayaki mission, we find it hard to sum up everything that we do.

That’s why we turned to our friends at Free Range, a company that does wonderful storytelling work, and we’re amazed and grateful for what they were able to convey in just two minutes: The energy and power of yerba mate, our sustainable practices, our mission to restore 200,000 acres of South American rainforest, and our partnership with indigenous farmers. And a very cute monkey. It’s a gourdful!

Enjoy our new animated video and please post and retweet widely to help us get the message out. Thank you for continuing to share the gifts of the yerba mate plant, and for doing this very important work with us.

GMO protest in Honolulu

As a company with quality, sustainability and food justice sewn into our DNA, we feel the pull to join advocates for the right of all people to cultivate and enjoy their own food. We brought our vision to a gathering at the state capital in Hawaii to help protest GMOs, attend events and listen to the words of Dr. Vandana Shiva, a dear environmental activist, author, and powerful speaker.

Guayakians David Karr, Alex Pryor, and Patrick Lee traveled to greet the crowds at the capital building for three days of talks by Dr. Shiva. Beyond the joy of hearing great words by Shiva, the team came loaded, sharing about 500 cans and bottles of our organic, non-GMO yerba mate to a crowd hungry for quality non-GMO food and drink. Beautiful energy to add to the voices of the day.

For those who were unable to attend, it’s worth reading the transcript of Dr. Shiva’s speech at the capital. The moving way she weaves her words presents a powerful message for the way we produce our food worldwide, and the natural right we have as members of Earth to plant and harvest seeds to nourish ourselves and our global community. A big takeaway point: We are an interconnected species.

Alex Pryor and Dr. Vandana Shiva enjoy wonderful energy and a gourd of non-GMO yerba mate together.

Alex Pryor and Dr. Vandana Shiva enjoy wonderful energy and a gourd of non-GMO yerba mate together.