Whole Foods Shrinks Horizon
May 25, 2006

Whole Foods Shrinks Horizon

Boulder Daily Camera By Alicia Wallace, Camera Business Writer Horizon Organic Dairy is losing shelf space at regional Whole Foods Markets. The nation’s largest natural-foods grocer is expanding its private-label organic milk brand and dropping Horizon’s one-gallon milk product in the Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions. The one-gallon milk...

Investors Question Dean Foods at Stockholders Meeting
May 22, 2006

Investors Question Dean Foods at Stockholders Meeting

Horizon Organic Milk Brand Faces Consumer Boycott Over Factory Farms Contacts: Steven Heim, Boston Common Asset Management, 617-720-5557 or 617-785-9527 (c) Daniel Stranahan, The Needmor Fund, 206-794-3656 Mark Kastel, The Cornucopia Institute, 608-625-2000 DALLAS: Socially concerned investors, who filed a shareholder proposal with Dean Foods, today questioned the company’s...

As ‘Organic’ Goes Mainstream, Will Standards Suffer?
May 17, 2006

As ‘Organic’ Goes Mainstream, Will Standards Suffer?

Advocates are cheered by the growing appeal of organic foods. But shoppers, confused by labels, don’t always get what they think they paid for. By Amanda Paulson Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor CHICAGO – Buying organic milk these days – or organic apples, eggs, or beef –...

Organic Shortage
May 15, 2006

Organic Shortage

The boom in demand for organic milk is transforming farming villages in the Upper Midwest — and milk producers are trying to persuade conventional farmers to convert. Minneapolis Star Tribune Matt McKinney It’s not like Byerly’s to leave customers wanting, but for weeks this spring, the chic St. Louis...

Wal-Mart Eyes Organic Foods
May 15, 2006

Wal-Mart Eyes Organic Foods

The New York Times By MELANIE WARNER Starting this summer, there will be a lot more organic food on supermarket shelves, and it should cost a lot less. Most of the nation’s major food producers are hard at work developing organic versions of their best-selling products, like Kellogg’s Rice...

Co-ops, Big Firms Vie For Organic Milk Supplies
May 9, 2006

Co-ops, Big Firms Vie For Organic Milk Supplies

Wall Street Journal By SARAH NASSAUER Last month, Peter Miller stood in a small agricultural extension office, pleading his case for more organic dairy farming to a few dozen farmers from New York’s Orange County. “We could use a lot more milk right now and we are looking for...

Save Family Farms, Save America
May 3, 2006

Save Family Farms, Save America

By Willie Nelson As one of the founders of Farm Aid, I have watched with admiration and a good amount of satisfaction the growth of what many now call the “Good Food Movement” — the growing interest in and demand for organic, humanely-raised and family farm-identified food that is...

Corporate Ethics in the Organic Marketplace
May 2, 2006

Corporate Ethics in the Organic Marketplace

A Profile of Eden Foods Striving to eat locally can often hit a wall when we yearn to spice things up a bit, but wasabi, tamari, plum paste and sea vegetables, even grains and flours haven’t exactly made their way into our local production system. Fortunately, one Michigan-based company...

How Now, Organic Cow?
April 19, 2006

How Now, Organic Cow?

ALEX PULASKI The Oregonian MONMOUTH — Jon Bansen unleashes a long call into a biting wind, his eyes scanning across rolling green hillsides dotted with bare oaks. For long seconds he has no answer. Then they come: curious Jersey heifers by the dozen, trotting toward him over wet spring...

New Surveys Project Drop in Organic Milk Market …
April 17, 2006

New Surveys Project Drop in Organic Milk Market …

If Federal Agency Fails to Fix Pasture Standards CONTACT: Urvashi Rangan ; Charles Margulis Washington DC–As the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) gets ready to hold a hearing on the issue, national surveys from The Center for Food Safety and Consumers Union (CU) project a significant drop...

Organic Watchdog Sues USDA
April 13, 2006

Organic Watchdog Sues USDA

Cornucopia Institute Seeks Records on Lack of Organic Food Standards Enforcement Contact: Will Fantle, 715-839-7731   Gary Cox, 614-233-4850 CORNUCOPIA, WI: The Cornucopia Institute has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to compel the USDA to provide public records sought through several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests....

Dairy Debate
April 12, 2006

Dairy Debate

USDA investigation into local company puts spotlight on fight over organic labeling By Ben Ready The Longmont Daily Times-Call PLATTEVILLE — Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are formally investigating a local dairy after receiving complaints last year from a Wisconsin farming activist group made up of organic...

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