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Pesticide-Exposed Bumblebee Queens Less Likely to Lay Eggs

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Cornucopia’s Take: While there are likely many reasons wild bee colonies are declining, pesticide exposure remains one of the factors that humans can control. Neonicotinoids are not allowed in organic agriculture, but continue to be used in conventional and GMO agriculture despite considerable research pointing to their damaging effects on pollinator populations. Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs NPR – The Salt by Dan Charles Source: Nga Manu Images NZ Wild bees, such as

Choosing the Best Eggs

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Cornucopia’s Take: Codirector Mark Kastel was interviewed for this brief video on choosing eggs in the marketplace. He has traveled the country visiting various sized organic egg laying operations.  Be sure to check out Cornucopia’s organic egg scorecard to find the best options in your local market. THE WELLBE GUIDE TO PICKING THE HEALTHIEST EGGS FOR YOUR BODY WellBe Not all eggs are created equal. Similar to how a fetus is affected by the health

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