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Why Are Climate Groups Only Focused on 50% of the Solution?

EcoWatch by John Roulac To the leadership at Greenpeace, Sierra Club,, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council and all other climate groups: Your organizations have worked very hard, collectively, to reduce world reliance on carbon-centric oil, gas and coal. Thanks to your work to reduce pollution, we certainly have a healthier planet. High praise… Read more »

The Soil Story

The Soil Story The Soil Story, created by Kiss the Ground, is a five-minute film that shares the importance of healthy soil for a healthy planet. Learn how we can “sequester” (store) carbon from our atmosphere, where it is harmful, and pull it back into the earth, where it belongs, through regenerative agriculture, composting, and… Read more »

This Twenty-Something Hopes to Unleash the Next Green Revolution

Modern Farmer by Andrew Jenner In 2010, a young man on a quest for enlightenment walked into the office of Jerry Hatfield, director of the USDA’s National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment in Ames, Iowa. His name was John Kempf, and he was eager to learn more about Hatfield’s plant physiology work, which deals with the… Read more »

It’s Time to Take Back the Organic Community

One Seat on the National Organic Standards Board at a Time Nominations for True Organic Representatives to NOSB by May 15 When Congress passed the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 it included an important buffer assuring the organic community that we would never lose control over the true meaning of the organic label:  a… Read more »

NRDC Announces the Winners of the 2012 “Growing Green Awards”

National Resources Defense Council FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact: Jackie Wei Awards celebrates leaders and innovators in the field of sustainable food and agriculture SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 16, 2012) – The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today honors four remarkable food visionaries for their trailblazing work to make our food systems healthier and more… Read more »

Celebrating the Organic Movement

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Organic Foods Production Act, we asked some of the early champions of the modern-day organic movement to reflect on what the label means to them. See the complete essay series here. The following essay is by author and activist, Elizabeth Henderson. Henderson produced organically grown vegetables at Peacework Farm… Read more »

Follow the Fall 2020 National Organic Standards Board Meeting Online

NOSB Fall 2020 Meeting

Join The Cornucopia Institute as we keep you informed via web updates and live tweets from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting online. We will be sharing the play by play of the meeting on October 28, 29, and 30 below and with our Twitter followers at #NOSB or by simply following our stream…. Read more »

Lady Moon Farms

Lady Moon Farm

Anaïs Beddard grew up at Lady Moon Farms playing in farm fields, working in the old oak grove packing shed, and cultivating genuine friendships with farm employees and their families. Each employee is part of the family at Lady Moon Farms. With a team of nearly 300 workers, the Beddard family can’t fit them all… Read more »

Windy Acres Farm


What is the meaning and purpose of work? Is it simply a means of making a profit and accumulating wealth? Can work build community and nurture the creation? Are we simply miners of the soil, taking all we can get, or are we caretakers so that future generations will also receive the blessing and benefit… Read more »

Between the Clouds and Seas: Working to Cool the Planet

By Melody Morrell, Operations Director [THIS ARTICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE WINTER ISSUE OF  THE CULTIVATOR, CORNUCOPIA’S QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER.]  As a grandmother, I pay careful attention to what my family eats. I grow nutrient-dense produce in my garden, and I seek out authentic, certified organic food from local farmers whenever possible.  I do this, in part,… Read more »