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Nebraska Farmers Caught, as Part of a Wider Conspiracy, Selling GMO Grain as Organic

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Cornucopia’s Take: These farmers and their accomplices who marketed and sold the GMO grain as organic, over eight years, were thankfully caught and are on the hook for almost $11 million. While that is a substantial sum, fraud in U.S.-grown crops is a much smaller business than import fraud. Domestic organic fraud of this kind is relatively uncommon because organic farms are inspected and audited by their organic certifying agent. Organic producers must supply their

USDA-Backed “Factory Farm” Takeover of Organic Milk Production Crushing Family-Scale Farmers and Forcing Them Out of Business

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Newly Released Report, and Associated Organic Dairy Brand Scorecard, Enables Defrauded Consumers and Wholesale Buyers to “Vote with Their Pocketbooks” When commercialized in the 1980s, the organic dairy movement was viewed by many farmers as opting out of a rapacious agricultural marketing system that had already driven the majority of dairy farm families off the land over the preceding two decades. Now, a quarter century later, history is repeating itself with giant “factory farms” flooding

Organic Pastures Dairy Company

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Company:Organic Pastures Dairy Company Market Area:CA Location:Fresno, CA 93706 Web site:organicpastures.com Phone:1-877 RAW-MILK They write: Organic Pastures Dairy Company is a rapidly growing fourth-generation family-operated, highly specialized organic raw milk dairy, creamery, distribution, and marketing company with hundreds of retail outlets in California. These include all the natural food co-ops, Whole Foods, Wild Oats, and many other stores. The company has led a “raw revolution,” where consumers have become health empowered and can now readily

National Organic Standards Board Meeting Report — Tucson, April 2018

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Expert Advisory Panel Addresses Imports Fraud and Biodiversity Conservation Fraudulent organic imports and the industrial model of production under the organic seal is hurting the profitability of organic family farmers. Two panels focused on options for better oversight. Despite increased documentation of fraud, the National Organic Program is still lacking systems to monitor imports. The National Organic Standards Board made a formal recommendation to protect native ecosystems from conversion into organic production, a project Cornucopia

Unreleased FDA Testing Reveals Glyphosate in Common Household Foods

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Cornucopia’s Take: As glyphosate is sprayed on corn, soy, wheat, and oat crops in rising amounts, it is finding its way into cereals, crackers, and many other products on grocery store shelves. Unfortunately, the FDA is under no obligation to share their full findings with public, unless the public files a freedom of information request, as The Guardian has done. The FDA official report will be released in late 2018 or early 2019. Glyphosate is