Video Gallery Archive

Elizabeth Kucinich Exposes GMO Labeling Law

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Cornucopia’s Take: Organic food activist Elizabeth Kucinich talks about how the DARK Act was passed, what it entails, and what comes next.

‘Dark Act’ won’t truly label GMO’s – Food & agriculture consultant
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by RT America


Critics have branded the new law requiring the labeling of GMO products the DARK Act, short for “Denying Americans the Right to Know,” arguing that it allows companies to use QR codes or 1-800 numbers as a form of labeling, forcing consumers to scan the code or make a call to get more information. Independent food and agriculture consultant Elizabeth Kucinich joins RT America’s Lindsay France to discuss the law, which she claims “won’t truly label GMO’s.” Read Full Article »

Senators Hold Press Conference Decrying GMO Labeling Proposal as Inadequate

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016


U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Jon Tester (D-MT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) hold a press conference on July 6, 2016 to express their concerns over the Senate proposal for the labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs) and to emphasize the importance of protecting consumers’ right to know what is in their food. Read Full Article »

Mr. Seed

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

by Seed Matters

Today, six chemical companies control 63% of the seed market, and their combined R&D budgets are 15 times higher than all U.S. public spending on agricultural research. And with recently announced efforts to merge it’s about to get worse. Read Full Article »

Jim Gerritsen on Organic Integrity

Friday, May 20th, 2016

by Beyond Pesticides

Maine organic potato farmer and Cornucopia advisor Jim Gerritsen speaks to the issue of organic integrity. His remarks were given at the Beyond Pesticides annual conference in April. Read Full Article »

Growing Organics ‘Sin Fronteras’

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Taste Makers is a documentary series exploring the challenges facing young people in America who aspire to careers as chefs, farmers and food-industry entrepreneurs. The subjects are ambitious and driven, but their futures are by no means clear or assured. They stand alone, and move forward on their dreams.

Eduardo Rivera, 33, moved to the United States from Mexico at 10. He now runs an organic farm, Sin Fronteras (“without borders”), in Stillwater, Minn., whose goal is to provide organic produce for low-income Latino communities.

It is difficult work, and not simply because farming is hard labor. Organics are expensive to grow, and he wants to keep prices low. A community-supported agriculture program helps bring Mr. Rivera’s peppers and tomatillos to market at an affordable rate, but price fluctuations, and weather, provide great challenges. Read Full Article »