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Impossible Burger Poses as Environmentally Responsible

The Cornucopia Institute is neutral in terms of people’s dietary choices. Our supporters’ dietary choices range from omnivores, vegetarians who consume dairy and eggs, vegans, to 100% raw. Source: Jon Fisher, Flickr But we are not neutral in terms of the quality of the food we recommend. The Impossible Burger is a plant-based and vegan… Read more »

Organics’ Relationship to Climate Change

by Marie Burcham, JD Director of Domestic Policy at The Cornucopia Institute Introduction Discussing soil health at Vilicus Farms in MT Source: USDA, Flickr People choose organic food over conventional food for many reasons. Organic products are nutrient-dense and have fewer pesticide and other toxic chemical residues than conventional food. Organic farming offers benefits to… Read more »

French Farmers To Be Off Glyphosate in Three Years

Cornucopia’s Take: While the U.S. government continues to bow to synthetic pesticide industry pressure, some European countries are taking serious steps to reduce the use of toxic pesticides on farmlands and common areas. The Macron Government in France is offering farmers expert help and forums to pool their knowledge during the transition to glyphosate-free growing…. Read more »

Follow the National Organic Standards Board Meeting in St. Paul, MN #NOSB

Join The Cornucopia Institute as we keep you informed via live tweet and web updates from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in St. Paul, MN October 24-26. We will be sharing the play by play both below and with our Twitter followers, at #NOSB or by simply following our stream. For background on issues up… Read more »

Organic or Grass-fed Beef?

You Don’t Have to Choose [This article was previously published in the fall issue of The Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter.] by Marie Burcham, JD Farm and Food Policy Analyst at The Cornucopia Institute Source: Adobe Stock While both USDA certified organic and grass-fed beef offer significant benefits compared to products produced by cows confined to a… Read more »

A Farmer’s View of the NOSB Meeting in Denver

Cornucopia’s Take: Dave Chapman of Long Wind Farm in Vermont attended the recent National Organic Standards Board meeting. We share his thoughts on events there, and the history leading to them, below. Is healthy soil important? by Dave Chapman Dave Chapman testifies at the NOSB meeting in Denver “Finally, the soul of organics is at… Read more »

What’s Up with Organics?

Cornucopia’s Take: John Ikerd is a policy advisor to The Cornucopia Institute and a leading figure in the sustainability revolution. The author of six books and a Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri, he contends that soil is the “very foundation of authentic organic production.” JohnIkerd.com by John Ikerd John Ikerd How can crops… Read more »

The Cultivator – Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter, is now available online. Download the PDF here. In it you’ll find: Organic, Rooted in Soil Grass-fed Dairy an Expanding Market Regenerative Agriculture Improves Soil Raising the Bar: Choosing Between Healthy Snacks and Synthetic-fi lled Junk Food Community Supported Agriculture: How to Choose a Farm Share Unchartered Waters: Will… Read more »

My Love Affair with Soil

by Jack Lazor of Butterworks Farm in Westfield, Vermont Butterworks Farm Cattle on Pasture We celebrate forty years on our farm this summer. Four decades of Earth stewardship has taught us many lessons—some easy and obvious, others more difficult and involved. Originally, we bought our farm because we wanted to be self-sufficient homesteaders producing everything… Read more »

Whistleblower Speaks Out Against USDA, Corruption and Systemic Pesticides

truthout by Maryam Henein, HoneyColony Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, a respected expert on the risk assessment of pesticides and genetically modified crops, worked for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research (ARS) for more than a decade. But when his findings on the ill effects of systemic pesticides and RNAi on pollinators began to gain… Read more »