A hand places a container of Seven Stars Farm yogurt on a table.
June 6, 2024

The Cultivator – Spring/Summer 2024

The Spring/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...

May 29, 2024

Follow Cornucopia’s Spring 2024 NOSB Coverage

Join The Cornucopia Institute as we keep you informed via web updates from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting. We will be sharing the play by play of the meeting on April 29, 30, and May 1 below. For background on issues up for discussion at the meeting,...

An image of the sign in front of Kimberton Whole Foods.
January 23, 2024

Can shopping for food save our future?

Meet the owner committed to a grocery store with a lofty vision Terry Brett spent a recent fall Friday driving five hours to help a young organic farmer with her ambitious plan to save her family’s organic dairy and other dairies in North Central Pennsylvania — it’s just one...

January 3, 2024

The Cultivator – Winter 2023

The Winter 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...

An illustration of a shelf with pantry items
December 8, 2023

New tool helps eaters avoid mega companies when stocking their pantry

VIROQUA, Wis., Nov. 21, 2023/PRNewswire/ — The packaging on organic food typically conjures feelings of local charm and homegrown goodness. But in an increasingly consolidated marketplace, major corporations are often calling the shots on popular organic brands. Consolidation creates not only outsized profits, but outsized influence on food policy:...

Cartons of Horizon milk
November 22, 2023

Cornucopia to Investigate Allegations of Animal Abuse at a Horizon Dairy Farm in Texas

The Cornucopia Institute is investigating recent, disturbing allegations of animal abuse at an industrial organic dairy in Texas. Lone Star Organic Dairy supplies “organic” milk to the brand Horizon. Following the public shaming, Horizon has reportedly suspended its sourcing from this factory farm. But for how long? “No one...

November 2, 2023

National Organic Standards Board Fall Meeting Recap

Did you miss the recent National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island? Here’s your chance to catch up! 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...

October 17, 2023

Time for a Supermarket Shakedown

An excerpt from Grocery Story by Jon Steinman I remember standing in a tomato field of DiMare Fresh, one of North America’s largest conventional growers and distributors of “fresh” tomatoes. It was here where I really learned how subjective one’s definition of “fresh” could be. If “fresh” is harvesting...

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October 12, 2023

Follow Cornucopia’s Fall 2023 NOSB Coverage

Join The Cornucopia Institute as we keep you informed via web updates from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting online. We will be sharing the play by play of the meeting on October 24, 25, and 26 below. For background on issues up for discussion at the meeting,...

October 9, 2023

The Cultivator – Fall 2023

The Fall 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...

Hydroponic tomatoes growing in a greenhouse
October 9, 2023

Hydroponics is the Wrong Direction for Organic

“Hydroponics and aeroponics cannot be classified as certified organic growing methods.” Issued by a coalition of six certifiers, this public statement is an unprecedented rebuke to the National Organic Program (NOP) and the latest tactic in a protracted fight to implore the USDA to stop certifying soilless production. The...

A produce section with a large sign that reads "conventional"
September 12, 2023

Building Bridges to Uncover the Risk of Pesticides

The Cornucopia Institute recently sat down with Dr. Charles Benbrook to discuss pesticides. He has spent 50 years researching their impacts on our health and the environment and advocating for change. He worked on the House Committee on Agriculture and for the National Academy of Sciences and played an...

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