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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

How Organic are Organic Eggs?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Mark Kastel of The Cornucopia Institute and Jodi Koberinski of Organic Council of Ontario discuss organic eggs and whether they are all created equal on Deconstructing Dinner.

Act by 11:59 PM (EST) to Save Your Organic Eggs…

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

You have until midnight tonight (Eastern) to send a brief electronic message to the FDA. Their proposed guidance on preventing salmonella contamination of eggs turns logic and science on its head. The FDA wants to crack down on organic flocks with outdoor access while flagrantly ignoring documented food safety issues on giant factory farms. Click here to comment directly to the FDA. The egg guidance lacks scientific merit and will hasten a shift of organic