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A Cornucopia Homecoming


Welcoming back a nutrition and food policy expert who helped build Cornucopia A central member of the brain trust that built The Cornucopia Institute is returning as a consultant. Charlotte Vallaeys served as Cornucopia’s director of farm and food policy from 2007 to 2013, helping build Cornucopia’s culture and shape the educational initiatives that turn… Read more »

Strafford Organic Creamery

Earl Ransom Strafford - Organic Creamery

A wild orchard hugs the driveway. The sleepy sugar shack awaits syrup season. And large round bales, set to sustain the herd of Guernsey cows until the growing season, stack high against the calf barn. Strafford Organic Creamery exudes a charm that is quintessentially Vermont. Second-generation dairy farmer Earl Ransom explains, “We strive to grow… Read more »

USDA Secretary Perdue Betrays His Disdain for Family-Scale Farmers Again

USDA Secretary Perdue made comments at the World Dairy Expo this week that have inflamed family-scale dairy producers across the country: Small dairies and other family-scale farms support rural areas with food and local investment. They are a critical part of the fabric of the rural United States. Many small dairy farmers transitioned to organic… Read more »

What’s In Your Pantry?

Mother and Child at Grocery Store

Cornucopia Wants to Know  [This article was previously published in the summer issue of  The Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter.] by Anne Ross, JD, Director of International Policy at The Cornucopia Institute For Cornucopia’s team, every workday reminds us of our mission to safeguard organic integrity. This mission is built on values we share with each other,… Read more »

The Complete Guide to the Best Cottage Cheese

To see how Cornucopia rates your favorite cottage cheese brand, access our mobile-friendly scorecard. More information is available in Cornucopia’s report, Weighing the Curds.   What is cottage cheese?  Cottage cheese is made from the curds of cow’s milk, making a soft white cheese with a mild flavor. Unlike many other cheeses, it is not pressed or aged. Instead,… Read more »

The Cornucopia Institute Rates More than 100 Cottage Cheese Products in New Scorecard

Comprehensive Report Gives Consumers Valuable Tool to Decode Dairy Aisle The Cornucopia Institute, which produces science-based reports that empower consumers to make informed decisions about their food choices, recently completed an investigation into the cottage cheese industry, a re-emerging market that’s forecasted to grow nearly 10% by 2022. Its new Cottage Cheese Scorecard rates more… Read more »

Cottage Cheese Report and Scorecard

Cottage Cheese Report

Cottage Cheese Scorecard Full Report Cottage Cheese at a Glance Press Release Cottage Cheese Scorecard Scoring Criteria The dairy case just got more crowded.  A resurgence in the cottage cheese market means more choice for consumers—and the end result isn’t so easy to digest. The Cornucopia Institute’s report, Weighing the Curds, provides dairy consumers with… Read more »

GMO-Friendly USDA Ogling Organic

Under Secretary’s Testimony Opens Discussion to “Enhance Organic Production” USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach recently made comments before the House Agriculture Subcommittee suggesting it is time to discuss the possible allowance of gene editing methods within organic production. USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach Source: USDA, Flickr Ibach’s words are in line with the Trump administration’s… Read more »

The Cornucopia Institute Examines Plant-Based Beverages

Advertising Promotes Them as a Health Food—But Are They? Cornucopia’s new report, “Pouring” Over Plant-Based Beverages, takes an in-depth look at what these beverages really offer consumers, how they are marketed, and how they compare to cow’s milk. Amid health concerns and dire climate crisis predictions, more consumers are buying plant-based beverages than ever before…. Read more »

Plant-Based Beverage Report and Scorecard

Plant-Based Beverage Report

Plant-Based Beverages Scorecard Full Report Plant-Based Beverages in a Nutshell Press Release Plant-based Beverage Scorecard Scoring Criteria The Cornucopia Institute’s report, “Pouring” Over Plant-Based Beverages, gives shoppers the information they need to decide whether plant-based beverages, cow’s milk, or a diet consisting of both best meets their individual needs and expectations. Because large beverage companies are… Read more »