Browsing the "Organic" Tag

GMO Update: CA Labeling Initiative Qualifies for Ballot, Industry Releases PR Hounds

June 19th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

A California GMO labeling initiative met requirements last week for inclusion on the November 2012 ballot. Biotechnology interests have already begun an all-out assault with big marketing guns, towards convincing CA voters that (despite all evidence to the contrary) they actually don't want GMO foods labeled. Will pro-consumer forces be strong enough to stand the onslaught

Obesity is a Killer at Large (Film)

February 15th, 2012 | by SnagFilms

Lately, it seems that turning on the TV means hearing about the threats that face our nation. Whether it is terrorism, war, or the economy, news media often tells us that America is a nation under attack. Assuredly, all of these things can be reasons for concern, yet a more hidden aggressor ought to cause us potentially more anxiety: obesity, especially childhood obesity

Enforcement Hammer Falls on Giant Arizona Organic Factory Farm Dairy

December 20th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

An industrial-scale organic dairy, located south of Phoenix in the desert Southwest, is poised to lose its USDA organic certification. The enforcement action at Shamrock Farms is the result of a USDA investigation into organic livestock management practices that was triggered by a formal complaint from The Cornucopia Institute

Cornucopia Institute Responds to Mischa Popoff’s Organic Attack

November 2nd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Last month, we published a commentary by Mr. Mischa Popoff entitled "Is it Organic?" The article questioned the integrity of the organic label and The Cornucopia Institute. Mark Kastel from the Cornucopia Institute reached out earlier this week with their response to Popoff's piece

Is It Organic?

October 20th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

If The Cornucopia Institute really wants to “clean up” the organic industry, they should start by demanding routine field testing

Monsanto Will Go Back To Court Over GMO Alfalfa

January 31st, 2011 | by Lyra & Jeremy Bloom

It’s not over yet. The Center for Food Safety has announced an immediate challenge to the USDA’s unregulated approval of Monsanto’s genetically-modified (GMO) alfalfa. Widespread GMO contamination of organic fields under the plan could lead to the end to our current system of organic food production

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