The Cultivator – Summer 2023

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The Summer 2023 Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly print newsletter, is arriving in mailboxes across the country. Featuring independent journalism and stories you won’t read anywhere else, the  Cultivator is mailed to supporters as a benefit of their gift. For a look at what supporters receive,  check out the Flipbook (see below) or download the PDF here…. Read more »

Report Exposes the Pesticide Industry Playbook

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Merchants of Poison: How Monsanto Sold the World on a Toxic Pesticide draws back the curtain on the pesticide industry’s efforts to suppress and downplay the health risks of glyphosate. Authored by Stacy Malken (co-founder and managing editor of non-profit research group U.S. Right to Know), along with Kendra Klein, PhD (Deputy Director of Science… Read more »

Apeel and Edible Coatings: Your Questions Answered

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If you’re one of the many organic consumers with questions or concerns about the food preservation product called Apeel, Cornucopia has answers. We believe consumers have the right to know what they are eating, not only to protect themselves but to support agricultural practices deserving of their investment. We’ve done extensive research to cut through… Read more »

Our Letter to Costco Regarding Carrageenan

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In 2021, Cornucopia asked its supporters to stand up for the safety and integrity of the organic label by imploring Costco to remove carrageenan from its organic store-brand chocolate milk and soy beverages. More than 1,200 people responded — organic advocates who took time of their lives to print, sign, and mail in pleas for us to… Read more »

Cornucopia’s consumer tool points eaters to the most ethical organic egg brands

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VIROQUA, Wis., May 31, 2023/PRNewswire/ — Don’t be fooled by the clever packaging: Most of the eggs in your grocery store are produced on factory farms. The Cornucopia Institute’s most popular tool — the recently updated Organic Egg Scorecard — is the resource you need to successfully sidestep this industrial model. The result of two… Read more »

National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting Recap

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Did you miss the recent National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in Atlanta, Georgia? Cornucopia has you covered! The NOSB is a federal advisory committee that makes recommendations to the National Organic Program (NOP) on organic materials and standards. The group of volunteers from different areas of the organic community meets twice annually to take… Read more »

The Cultivator – Spring 2023

The Spring 2023 Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly print newsletter, is off the press. Featuring independent journalism and stories you won’t read anywhere else, the Cultivator is mailed to supporters as a benefit of their gift. For a look at what supporters receive, view on your browser or download the PDF here. Highlights of this issue include: Our updated… Read more »

Organic Strikes Back

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This article was originally published in the winter issue of The Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter. Donate today, and we’ll mail you the next issue, filled with stories you won’t find anywhere else. By Kestrel Burcham Attacks on the label are surging, filling your dinner time discussions, newsfeeds, and publications with misinformation. Industry is the hidden voice behind these campaigns, which… Read more »

Passion Project

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The journey of an organic juice brand By Rachel Zegerius “Uncle Matt” joined me on Zoom as a hurricane whipped rain onto the side of his office building. But that’s how fourth-generation citrus grower Matt McLean faces life and business: head on, with optimism. This characteristic has served him well when navigating the many twists… Read more »

The Investigator

Deepening our watchdog work with boots on the ground Take note, organic rulebreakers: Anne Ross is returning to Cornucopia. A distinguished attorney with a track record of uncovering the truth, Ross is stepping confidently into the new role of Organic Investigator. Cornucopia’s former director of international policy, Ross gained esteem in the organic community for… Read more »