Late last week, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) voted overwhelmingly to ban carrageenan from certified organic foods. The new rule would take effect in November 2018.
Dubbed “The Organic Watergate,” this revelation might be fighting words for some, but for those invested in the safe food community, it might mean enhanced scrutiny on our food system.
The list of appointments to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is a who’s who of Big Ag. This is not the NOSB we envisioned in the 1990s.
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.
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.
What do organic standards mean, if organic produce can be sprayed with non-organic pesticides?
So, you’re pumped about Oktoberfest and stocking your pantry with delicious, organic beers so you can have a responsible celebration. What if you found out that one of the main ingredients your bottle of organic brew wasn’t organic?
Certified Organic foods are supposed to be grown or raised differently from conventional foods – environmentally-benign pesticides and fertilizers, if any at all, and pastured, humanely-raised animals. But is that always true? The Cornucopia Institute spent two years visiting the chicken farms of organic egg brands and what they found was not always pretty.
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