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Mark Kastel on Facebook Live: Thank YOUR Farmer This Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Thank a Farmer

Thank an organic farmer today! https://www.cornucopia.org/donate

Posted by The Cornucopia Institute on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Truly organic farmers cultivate human and environmental health as well as excellent food. Cornucopia urges everyone to buy organic and thank their farmers over the holidays and throughout the year. Many organic family farmers are in crisis, barely able to keep food on their own tables, and need your patronage.

Cornucopia Executive Director Mark Kastel shares his commitment to supporting these stewards of the soil and credits organic farmers with helping him recover his personal health.

If you identify a farmer you’d like to honor when you donate to Cornucopia this giving season, we will send a card and special thanks on your behalf.

Mark Kastel on the Continuing Crisis in the Organic Dairy Industry

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Cornucopia Codirector Mark Kastel explains how each of us can support truly organic dairy farmers and supply our families with the highest quality dairy products.

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Mark Kastel LIVE talking organic dairy & our new report

Kastel live: “organic “ factory farms are crushing family farms and defrauding consumers. The antidote is Cornucopia’s organic dairy scorecard.

Posted by The Cornucopia Institute on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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Our new report, The Industrialization of Organic Dairy, and Organic Dairy Scorecard empower shoppers to invest our food dollars in hard-working family farmers instead of cheap “organic” milk from massive factory farm operations. Read Full Article »

Mark Kastel: Real Organic is More Than Avoiding Toxins

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Cornucopia’s Take: Cornucopia Codirector Mark Kastel was interviewed by Thom Hartmann about our newly released Organic Dairy Report. Watch below.


Why are Organic Farms Disappearing (w/Guest Mark Kastel)
from Thom Hartmann Program

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Mark Kastel on Facebook Live: Organic Grain Import Fraud

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Cornucopia has recently released the white paper, The Turkish Infiltration of the U.S. Organic Grain Market, chronicling how a small number of multibillion dollar agribusinesses came to dominate the U.S. organic grain industry.

Cornucopia Codirector Mark Kastel went live today on Facebook to discuss failures in USDA oversight on organic grain imports that has been incredibly harmful to U.S. organic grain farmers.

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Mark Kastel on Facebook Live: USDA Reapproves Carrageenan, Betrays Public Trust, and Ignores Own Advisory Board

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Codirector Mark Kastel describes the history and process of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), as well as recent disturbing developments in USDA oversight of the NOSB. The NOSB voted to disallow carrageenan, an additive known to cause intestinal inflammation, in organic production beginning this year.

Carrageenan is used as an emulsifier, a thickener, and to improve “mouth-feel” of products—meaning to make watery products, like plant-based beverages, taste creamy. It is not essential to the production of any product on the market, as evidenced by the number of companies that have been able to remove it from their formulas.

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has interceded on behalf of industry lobbyists and reapproved carrageenan, betraying the public trust and the recommendations from the NOSB.

Many of us seek out organic food as the last bastion of safety for our families, and this confidence is being compromised. Watch the video below to understand more:

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In the spirit of the 2018 giving season, a generous Cornucopia member has offered to DOUBLE ALL DONATIONS made in support of authentic and local food from true family farms. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to increase your impact with a gift to Cornucopia.

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