September 2020

Urge USDA to Close US Ports to Fraudulent Imports

Comment by Midnight ET on October 5 The long awaited Strengthening Organic Enforcement Rule is sorely needed, and your help is needed to get a sensible rule to the finish line. Tell the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to strengthen and finalize the SOE. Cornucopia has been investigating fraudulent...

Milk Plant Code
August 2020

Watch That Milk Plant Code!

What if you had a way to avoid milk from an “organic” dairy feedlot operation? Happily, you do! It requires the fine print, usually found near the top of the milk carton or on the lids of gallon containers. Those faint numbers, known as the “milk plant code,” give...

Bear Creek Organic Farm
August 2020

USDA Undermines the Will of Congress

Ill-timed and unilateral decision cuts vital assistance to authentic organic farms The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced on August 10 that it will be reducing reimbursement amounts paid to organic farmers under the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). It will now reimburse 50% of certification costs (up...

March 2020

Your Story Matters

How is COVID-19 Impacting Your Community? In food communities throughout the country, eaters, activists, farmers and businesses are tied together in ways we’re only beginning to understand. Share your perspective in the form below.

No GMOs in Organic! Sign on.
August 2019

Sign On: No GMOs in Organic!

The Cornucopia Institute recently reported on troubling comments made by USDA Under Secretary Ibach at a House Agriculture Subcommittee meeting regarding the possibility of gene editing in organic. Sign our petition below! If your organization would like to sign on, please contact us.

Mail a Letter
March 2019

Proxy Letter from Certified Organic Farmers to Certifiers

If you are a certified organic farmer or business owner, please consider printing and filling out the proxy letter below. If you return it to Cornucopia, we will send it on to your certifier along with proxies from other farmers who share your certifer. Here is the letter text:...

What the Frack?!
September 2015

Frack No!

Sign the Petition to Ban the Use of Frack and Sewage Wastewater for Growing Organic Food The USDA needs to...

Sign the Carrageenan Petition
March 2013

Gut Wrenching! Tell FDA to Ban Carrageenan

Common Food Ingredient Linked to Intestinal Inflammation, Bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, Cancer and More Rates of digestive diseases are rising—ranging from widespread digestive discomfort (“belly bloat,” “spastic colon,” Irritable Bowel Syndrome) to serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases such as ulcerative colitis and colon cancer. For decades, scientists conducting...

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