Newsletter Archive

The Cultivator – Summer 2014

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Summer 2014 Cultivator coverThe Summer 2014 Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter, is now available online. Download the PDF here.

In it you’ll find:

Cover story: Turmoil Shakes NOSB Meeting in Texas: USDA Restricts Citizen Board’s Governance and Authority on Organic Standards

  • Good Eggs: Scorecard Update in the Works
  • Commentary: Walmarting Organics
  • Memoir: My Road to Organics – “The Barefoot Cook,” Amanda Love
  • Feature: NOSB Dissension, Decisions and Delays
  • News: Open Source Seed Initiative
  • New Policy Officers and Advisor Welcomed
  • Farmer Profile: Pleasant Hill Farm Read Full Article »

The Cultivator – Spring 2014

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Spring-2014-Cultivator-cover300The Spring 2014 Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter, is now available online. Download the PDF here.

In it you’ll find:

Cover story: Leaving a Sour Taste: Conventional “Yogurt” Masquerades as Health Food While Organic Keeps It Real

  • FDA Withdraws Controversial Food Safety Rules
  • Feature: The Insidious Effects of Monsanto’s Roundup
  • Commentary: Lessons Learned from GMO Labeling Losses at the State Ballot Box
  • News: WhiteWave Watch (Horizon and Silk)
  • Memoir: My Road to Organics – Co-op Nutrition Educator Goldie Caughlan
  • New Policy Staff Members Welcomed
  • Farmer Profile: Coonridge Organic Goat Cheese Dairy Read Full Article »

The Cultivator – Winter 2013

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The Winter 2013 Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter, is now available online. Download the PDF here.

In it you’ll find:

Cover story: USDA Power Grab – National Organic Program Guts Synthetic Materials Decision-Making Process

  • Editorial: The Corporate Takeover of the Seed Industry
  • Feature: GE Crops – Why Scientists Are Worried
  • Interview: Inside Washington State’s GMO Vote – An Interview with I-522 Co-chair Trudy Bialic
  • Commentary: CSA in the USA – The Next Quarter Century
  • Memoir: My Road to Organics – Cedar Summit Farm Third-Generation Dairy
  • Farmer Profile: Fruition Seeds

The Cultivator – Fall 2013

Friday, October 4th, 2013

The fall issue of Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter is now available online. Download it in PDF form: Cultivator Fall 2013

In it you’ll find:

    Cover story: Food Safety: One Size Does Not Fit All!

  • Editorial: The Ethics of Human Testing to Prove Harm
  • Preview: Fall National Organic Standards Board Meeting
  • News: Aquaculture Standards: Something Fishy Going On?
  • Commentary: Is Organic Liberal or Conservative?
  • Feature: Busting the “Organic Is Expensive” Myth
  • GMO Update: All Eyes on Washington State’s I-522
  • Farmer Profile: Manna Farms

The Cultivator – Summer 2013

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The Summer issue of Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter is now available online. Download it in PDF form: Cultivator Summer 2013
In it you’ll find:

  • Cover story: State of Fever – Monsanto’s GMO Policy Infecting All Levels of Government
  • Editorial: Profit Over Your Health
  • News: Antibiotic Use in Orchards
  • News: GMO in Infant Formula
  • Feature: Citizen Lobbyists at NOSB
  • People: Young and Beginning Farmers Plant Roots of Sustainability
  • Update: Opposition to GMO Salmon Mounts
  • Farmer Profile: Blue Ox Organics