Like every public interest charity we depend on the generosity of our members at the end of the year to carry out our mission.

For the first time in the history of the organic movement we are going in reverse. We are losing farmers, and crop acreage, because some folks are losing money in organics while watching their conventional neighbors cash in on high grain prices driven by demand for ethanol and a tight market around the world. And organic markets have been injured by fraud and cheating.

Simultaneously, we’re seeing corporate shenanigans undermining the reputation of the organic label by including dubious synthetics and even genetically modified inputs.

Don’t sit back as we lose control of our food supply and see some of our best farmers economically damaged.

The USDA certified organic label is still the best option for most consumers (in addition to organic food from farmers that you can make a local and personal connection with). The scorecards on the Cornucopia website help separate the true heroes from the organic charlatans—please exercise your economic clout by choosing carefully in the grocery aisles.

Your gift today to The Cornucopia Institute will support us in fighting for the integrity of the good food movement.

Of course, as an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable institution, your contributions are deductible to the full extent of the law.

On behalf of our staff, Board of Directors, and especially our farmer-membership, I again want to thank you very sincerely for your support.

Best regards and warm greetings,



Mark A. Kastel

P.S.: Your generous contribution at the end of this year will help us show foundations and large donors, who are considering funding Cornucopia in these troubled financial times, that there continues to be true widespread support from farmers and consumers willing to invest their hard-earned dollars in protecting sustainable and organic food and farming.

PPS: Please read the latest news about another massive factory farm Cornucopia recently busted (and the additional work we all need to do to make sure the USDA protects the interests of the organic community):


Mark A. Kastel
The Cornucopia Institute
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608-625-2000 Voice
866-861-2214 Fax

P.O. Box 126
Cornucopia, Wisconsin 54827

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