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DHA in ‘Organic’ Milk comes from Algae Fed Corn Syrup

Cornucopia’s Take: Researchers at The Cornucopia Institute discovered that large pharmaceutical companies, and milk bottlers like Dean Foods/Horizon, had quietly begun using an algae-based nutraceutical from Martek Biosciences in certified organic products (including infant formula) without approval. Cornucopia filed a formal legal complaint which led to the exposure of this controversy. Although the USDA stated they… Read more »

Avoiding DHA and ARA

Why This Guide? Organics is at a crossroads. The founding principles of organics are increasingly under attack by powerful agribusiness corporations that want a slice of the organic profit pie. Consumers who expect organic foods to be free from controversial non-organic ingredients can no longer trust the organic seal alone as an assurance that unnecessary… Read more »

What are Martek’s DHA and ARA oils?

Martek Biosciences Corporation, owned by the $12 billion Dutch conglomerate Royal DSM, markets DHA oil from a strain of algae that was genetically modified through induced mutations with the use of radiation and/or harsh chemicals. Any technique that genetically modifies organisms or modifies their development through means that are not possible under natural conditions is… Read more »

DHA Safety Concerns

What Scientists Have to Say about Safety Concerns and Questionable Benefits of Martek*/DSM Corporation’s DHA Table of Contents: SAFETY CONCERNS: Inadequate Safety Testing of DSM’s DHA and ARA SAFETY CONCERNS: Gastrointestinal reactions to DHA supplementation SAFETY CONCERNS—Supplementation May Be Harmful BIAS IN SCIENCE NO BENEFITS – Infants NO BENEFITS – Pregnant and lactating women Note:… Read more »

Follow the Spring 2021 National Organic Standards Board Meeting Online

spring 2021 nosb

Join The Cornucopia Institute as we keep you informed via web updates and live tweets from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting online. We will be sharing the play by play of the meeting on April 28, 29, and 30 below and with our Twitter followers at #NOSB or by simply following our stream. For… Read more »

Follow the Spring 2020 National Organic Standards Board Meeting Online

Join The Cornucopia Institute as we keep you informed via web updates and live tweets from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting online. We will be sharing the play by play of public comments on April 21 and 23 and the meeting itself on April 29 and 30 below and with our Twitter followers… Read more »

Follow the National Organic Standards Board Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA #NOSB

Follow the NOSB Meeting, Fall 2019

Join The Cornucopia Institute as we keep you informed via live tweet and web updates from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in Pittsburgh, PA October 23-25th. We will be sharing the play by play both below and with our Twitter followers, at #NOSB or by simply following our stream.

Fall 2019 NOSB Meeting – Webinars: October 15 & 17

Phone in Hands

Cornucopia’s director of domestic policy, Marie Burcham, JD, attended the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) pre-meeting webinars on October 15 and 17, where the NOSB heard comments from the public. Our notes from this meeting are below. Tuesday, October 15 NOSB members present: Harriet Behar (January 2016 – January 2020) – NOSB Chair Steve Ela… Read more »

Impossible Burger Poses as Environmentally Responsible

The Cornucopia Institute is neutral in terms of people’s dietary choices. Our supporters’ dietary choices range from omnivores, vegetarians who consume dairy and eggs, vegans, to 100% raw. Source: Jon Fisher, Flickr But we are not neutral in terms of the quality of the food we recommend. The Impossible Burger is a plant-based and vegan… Read more »