[This article was previously published in the summer issue of The Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter.]
by Melody Morrell, Data Analyst & Research Specialist at The Cornucopia Institute
The Cornucopia Institute is proud to represent thousands of members within the good food movement. Our research and educational efforts support the integrity of the organic label. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions posed on our social media:
Can we trust the USDA organic seal; what about local? What’s more important?
The organic label is the most stringently regulated label on foods in the marketplace. If you have access to local organic food, you can meet your farmer, learn how your food is grown, and enjoy the ultimate in freshness, nutrition, and community building!
Although Cornucopia takes issue with less-than-satisfactory oversight by the USDA, allowing “organic” factory farms to operate illegally and imports through without thorough scrutiny, we strongly recommend all certified organics over conventionally produced food. Read Full Article »