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July 26, 2023

The Cultivator – Summer 2023

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...

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July 18, 2023

Report Exposes the Pesticide Industry Playbook

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...

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July 5, 2023

Apeel and Edible Coatings: Your Questions Answered

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...

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July 5, 2023

Our Letter to Costco Regarding Carrageenan

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...

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May 31, 2023

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

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...

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May 10, 2023

National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting Recap

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...

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April 24, 2023

Follow Cornucopia’s Spring 2023 NOSB Coverage

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 25, 26, and 27 below and with our Twitter followers at #NOSB....

March 24, 2023

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...

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February 9, 2023

Organic Strikes Back

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...

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January 6, 2023

Passion Project

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...

December 20, 2022

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...

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December 15, 2022

Who Owns Your Favorite Organic Brand?

The success of the organic sector has not escaped the notice of corporate giants, which have been buying up organic brands and investing serious money into getting them into your carts. Cornucopia believes you have a right to know who owns these companies. That’s why we have updated our...

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