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Agribusiness Interests and the USDA Scramble Organic Eggs

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Lobbyists Conspired to Confine Chickens to Factory Farms Consumers Fight Back through Marketplace Activism Reacting to the close of a 90-day public comment period on July 13, the nation’s preeminent organic industry watchdog harshly criticized the USDA for what they called a “giveaway” to factory farm interests masquerading as organic. The Cornucopia Institute suggested that consumers reaffirm their support for organic family-scale farmers by “taking the law into their own hands” and seeking out truly

Foods Presidential Candidates Love the Most: Scrambled Eggs, Mexican Food, and More

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Yahoo! Food by Rachel Tepper Paley Source: Sharon Sperry Bloom In an election year, the public is endlessly curious about the personal details of the men and women running for president, and we’re no exception to the rule. As candidates stuff their faces at campaign stops across the country in diners, delis, and barbecue joints, we can’t help but wonder: What do they really like to eat? Fortunately, there’s plenty of material on the subject. We

Scrambled Eggs: Report Contrasts Widespread Industry Fraud and USDA Complacency with True Heroes in Organics

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Family Farmers Face Unfair Competition from “Organic” Factory Farms Just as Americans are reacting to new medical literature encouraging the consumption of “healthy” fats, including eggs, an independent report has been released that focuses on widespread abuses in organic egg production and marketing, primarily by large industrial agribusinesses. The study, conducted by The Cornucopia Institute, profiles exemplary management practices employed by many family-scale organic farmers engaged in egg production, while spotlighting abuses at so-called “factory

Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Organic Egg Brand Scorecard Full Report Executive Summary Photo Gallery: Industrial-Scale Egg Production—Masquerading As Organic? The Cornucopia Institute’s report, Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture, will empower consumers and wholesale buyers who want to invest their food dollars to protect hard-working family farmers that are in danger of being forced off the land by a landslide of eggs from factory farms. The accompanying organic egg scorecard rates companies that market

eNews 12.5.15: Dow Doublespeak, Toxic Pet Food, Ethical Eggs, and more

Saturday, December 5th, 2015