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Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Eggs Not Always What They’re Cracked Up to Be

Friday, December 26th, 2014

MPR News by Anders Kelto Source: Nick Wheeler You’re in the supermarket gathering ingredients for eggnog and a Christmas Bundt cake, and you’re staring at a wall of egg cartons. They’re plastered with terms that all sound pretty wonderful: All-Natural, Cage-Free, Free-Range, Farm Fresh, Organic, No Hormones, Omega-3. And so on. And yet the longer you stare at them, the more confused you become. You are tired and hungry, so you just grab the cheapest

Investigation: “Factory Farms” Producing Massive Quantities of Organic Milk and Eggs

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Regulations Not Being Enforced—Watchdog Asks for USDA to Remove Program Management In what has been called one of the largest fraud investigations in the history of the organic industry, The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based farm policy research group, announced filing formal legal complaints against 14 industrial livestock operations producing milk, meat and eggs being marketed, allegedly illegally, as organic. Aurora Dairy, Stratford, Texas 18,000-head, gaming the system. After years of inaction by the USDA, Cornucopia contracted

Investigation: “Factory Farms” Producing Massive Quantities of Organic Milk and Eggs

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Regulations Not Being Enforced—Watchdog Asks for USDA to Remove Program Management In what has been called one of the largest fraud investigations in the history of the organic industry, The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based farm policy research group, announced filing formal legal complaints against 14 industrial livestock operations producing milk, meat and eggs being marketed, allegedly illegally, as organic. Aurora Dairy, Stratford, Texas 18,000-head, gaming the system. After years of inaction by the USDA, Cornucopia contracted

Good Eggs: Scorecard Update in the Works

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

by Rebecca Thistlethwaite Credit: Maggie Yount In 2010, The Cornucopia Institute published a report on organic egg production titled Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture. We also developed the web-based Organic Egg Scorecard to give consumers and wholesale buyers a more complete story behind the organic egg carton. This year Cornucopia is completely updating the organic egg report and scorecard. We appreciate the hard work of organic egg farmers in