Study Finds More Good Fats in Grass-fed Beef and Pastured Dairy Products
March 16, 2006

Study Finds More Good Fats in Grass-fed Beef and Pastured Dairy Products

Pasture Production Better for the Environment, Higher in Omega-3 Fatty Acids than Conventional Beef and Milk The Union of Concerned Scientists has released the first comprehensive study that confirms that beef and milk from animals raised entirely on pasture have higher levels than conventionally raised beef and dairy cattle...

New Studies Back Benefits of Organic Diet
March 7, 2006

New Studies Back Benefits of Organic Diet

Published on Saturday, March 4, 2006 by the Inter Press Service by Stephen Leahy TORONTO, Canada—Organic foods protect children from the toxins in pesticides, while foods grown using modern, intensive agricultural techniques contain fewer nutrients and minerals than they did 60 years ago, according to two new scientific studies....

Investors Challenge Dean Foods’ Approach to Organics
March 3, 2006

Investors Challenge Dean Foods’ Approach to Organics

Investment in Factory Farms Questioned NEW YORK: Socially concerned investors have filed a shareholder proposal asking Dean Foods to report to shareholders how it is responding to widespread concern that industrial-scale organic dairies, supplying milk for its Horizon brand, violate consumer trust, seriously jeopardizing share value. The shareholder proposal...

Are There Human Genes in Your Food?
March 1, 2006

Are There Human Genes in Your Food?

Trudy Bialic Guest Columnist seattlepi.nwsource.com Ask the people around you if they want experimental drugs and industrial chemicals in their food or beer—without their knowledge or consent. Chances are they’ll say no. Then tell them experiments that could make that happen are occurring right here in Washington state.

Newsletter Corrections:
February 23, 2006

Newsletter Corrections:

For those members who recently received our February newsletter, we would like to note two corrections. The profile of Cornucopia board member Helen Kees incorrectly identified her secondary market for beef cattle as the Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool. After the cooperative expanded its scope a few years ago...

Eco-Farming ‘Helps World’s Poor’
February 23, 2006

Eco-Farming ‘Helps World’s Poor’

Sustainable farming methods can help the poorest farmers in developing nations out of poverty, new research suggests. By Mark Kinver BBC News science and nature reporter Scientists found that techniques such as crop rotation and organic farming increased crop yields by an average of 79%, without risking future harvests....

Large Players Ramp-up Organic Dairy in Europe
February 23, 2006

Large Players Ramp-up Organic Dairy in Europe

Arla signs organic milk deal with Lidl Dairy group Arla Foods has signed an organic dairy supply deal with discount retailer Lidl, as big food firms increasingly move in on rising consumer demand for organic food. Arla will use some of its 347m kg of organic milk it handles...

Lawsuit Calls Genetically Engineered Alfalfa a Risk
February 16, 2006

Lawsuit Calls Genetically Engineered Alfalfa a Risk

Groups Challenge USDA Approval of First Perennial Gene Altered Crop CONTACT: Will Rostov, Center for Food Safety, Charles Margulis, Center for Food Safety, Kevin Dowling, Western Organization of Resource Councils, Jim Munsch, The Cornucopia Institute San Francisco, Calif. – Shortly after a government report cited problems with the U.S....

Cornucopia Institute Opposes Virginia Poultry Proposal
February 10, 2006

Cornucopia Institute Opposes Virginia Poultry Proposal

Legislation Could Ban Small Scale/Humane Production FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Kastel, 608-625-2000 Joel Salatin, 540-885-3590 The Cornucopia Institute has announced their support for family farmers in their opposition to a legislative proposal in the state of Virginia that could eliminate the ability of the state’s residents to raise...

Corporate-Dominated Lobby Group Attacks Organic Watchdog
February 7, 2006

Corporate-Dominated Lobby Group Attacks Organic Watchdog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Kastel, 608-625-2000 CORNUCOPIA, WI: The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is seeking to suppress the release of a new report rating the nation’s organic dairy brands and products. The report will soon be issued by The Cornucopia Institute, an agricultural policy research group that supports...

Mineral Levels in Meat and Milk Plummet Over 60 Years
February 7, 2006

Mineral Levels in Meat and Milk Plummet Over 60 Years

Study blames the decline on intensive farming Food industry contests comparative methods Felicity Lawrence Thursday February 2, 2006 The Guardian The mineral content of milk and popular meats has fallen significantly in the past 60 years, according to a new analysis of government records of the chemical composition of...

New 2000-Cow Industrial Dairy Farm to Ship Milk to Dean/Horizon
January 30, 2006

New 2000-Cow Industrial Dairy Farm to Ship Milk to Dean/Horizon

Just on the heels of Dean Foods’ announcement that they will invest $10 million to build a second factory-scale company-owned farm in the desert-like conditions of at Idaho, we’ve learned of another proposed 10 million-dollar investment, adding 2000 cows, to the cachet of “organic” industrial farms producing milk for...

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