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August 4, 2022

Changemaker Fighting for Transparency

Advocating for kids with an allergy to carrageenan By Michele Marchetti Food Service Director Amanda Warren first discovered carrageenan on the cartons of strawberry milk served to kids in her school lunch program. After some digging, she was quickly inspired to remove the milk from the menu. Four years...

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July 23, 2022

Cornucopia Releases New Local Organic Dairy Map

VIROQUA, Wis.,  July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dairy may be divisive, but eaters are still buying milk — not to mention slices of cheese for their equally controversial burger. Avoiding dairy that comes from feedlot cows requires homework. But Cornucopia’s new Local Organic Dairy Map identifying authentic organic dairy takes...

July 22, 2022

Cornucopia is hiring a Communications Manager!

Are you passionate about changing the food system? Are you motivated by the immense challenges of the current moment? Are you excited to lend your skills to an evolving organization? The Cornucopia Institute is looking for a committed communications professional to join our dynamic team of organic advocates. If...

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July 15, 2022

Wisdom Keeper

Why ‘Farmer Cee’ is Investing in Organic Certification Early one morning before most people had even poured their first cup of tea, Clarenda Stanley, known as “Farmer Cee,” set her phone on her dashboard and pressed record. Her YouTube videos, useful for any beginning farmer, target Black female farmers...

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July 6, 2022

Labels 101: Decoding Labels Built on the Organic Seal

What it means to be ROP and ROC certified By Michele Marchetti and Kestrel Burcham At Oatman Farms, Dax Hansen is...

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June 21, 2022

What the Grocery Industry Isn’t Telling You

A Conversation with Dr. Phil Howard Just a handful of companies control your food. Yes, even your organic food. Cornucopia’s director...

June 8, 2022

Join Cornucopia’s Board of Directors

Are you passionate about organic food and farming? Are you inspired by the immense challenges of the current moment? Are you excited to lend your skills to an evolving organization? The Cornucopia Institute is looking for committed volunteer leaders to join our dynamic board of directors. As the premier...

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June 6, 2022

A Win for Authentic Organic Dairy

Long overdue rule underscores the cost and care of raising organic calves For years after they purchased their land, and before...

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June 2, 2022

Cornucopia Releases New Local Organic Berry Map

A multistate outbreak of hepatitis A in the US and Canada, potentially linked to fresh organic strawberries purchased in grocery stores, is yet another case for buying local: It’s easier to trust your food when you know your farmer. A new tool from The Cornucopia Institute, a nonprofit watchdog...

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May 26, 2022

The Cultivator – Spring/Summer 2022

The Spring/Summer 2022 Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly print newsletter, is off the press. This issue is the first to feature our new design! You’ll find the same great stories and updates, but with a cleaner look! Featuring independent journalism and stories you won’t read anywhere else, the Cultivator is mailed to supporters...

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May 24, 2022

This grilling season, buy a burger you can feel good about

VIROQUA, Wis., May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Cornucopia Institute, a nonprofit watchdog for the organic label, is helping people find better beef. More than 13,000 eaters have used its Organic Beef Scorecard to take a step away from an industrial model reliant on synthetic fertilizers. Ranking more than...

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May 6, 2022

Feed the Soil, says the NOSB

Last week, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) unanimously voted to limit the use of highly soluble nitrogen fertilizers. This is a win for authentic organic farming. “Feed the soil, not the plant” embodies the wisdom of the organic movement. Instead of relying on shortcuts, authentic organic farmers steward...

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