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Are Organic Standards in Jeopardy? Watchdogs Say Yes

Roger Blobaum: Organic Policy Pioneer Speaks Out on Organic Controversy PRWatch by Rebekah Wilce Alexis Baden Mayer arrested and removed from NOSB Meeting When organic activist Alexis Baden Mayer of the Organic Consumers Association was arrested after leading a “spirited protest” against watering down organic standards last month, she wasn’t at a rally on the street… Read more »

Food Tank’s Summer 2014 Reading List – 18 Books For A Better Food System

Food Tank by Danielle Nierenberg, Sarah Small, and Sonal Choudhary This week, Food Tank has hand-picked 18 books that educate, inspire, and inform us—and make us look forward to cooking, eating, and sharing what we’ve learned. They highlight sustainable agriculture and farming practices around the world, and they give us ideas about how to eat… Read more »

The Best Birds for Your Garden

Find out how to attract these helpful birds—and why. Organic Gardening Birds will eat insect pests year-round in your garden, if you provide a few of the basic necessities to attract and keep them nearby. Here’s how to attract 10 of the best birds for controlling garden pests. Eastern Bluebird Credit: Ken Thomas Bluebirds Bluebirds sing for… Read more »

Half of U.S. Farmland Being Eyed by Private Equity

IPS By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON  (IPS) – An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire, even as new evidence indicates this land is being strongly pursued by private equity investors. Mirroring a trend being experienced across the globe,… Read more »

A Valuable Reputation

After Tyrone Hayes said that a chemical was harmful, its maker pursued him. The New Yorker by Rachel Aviv In 2001, seven years after joining the biology faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes stopped talking about his research with people he didn’t trust. He instructed the students in his lab, where he was… Read more »

USDA Power Grab

[A version of this story originally appeared in The Cultivator, The Cornucopia Institute’s quarterly print publication available to members and online.] National Organic Program Guts Synthetic Materials Decision-Making Process By Will Fantle The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) stands accused of a power grab due to changing a fundamental decision-making process impacting organic food and agriculture. Miles… Read more »

How To Find the Safest Organic Infant Formula

By Charlotte Vallaeys Some of my favorite memories of my sons as babies (which was not that long ago—they are 2 and 4 years old) involve breastfeeding.  It is a truly magical and priceless bonding experience.  And for someone who loves good, “real” food as much as I do, there could be nothing more satisfying… Read more »

Food Co-ops Growing Around Country

Plans in works to add 3 more in Chicago area Chicago Tribune By Amanda Marrazzo When Kathy and Jerry Nash moved from Urbana to Lombard, they noticed something lacking in their new community. In Urbana, shopping at a food co-op was a regular activity, but none existed close to their new home. “We expected there… Read more »

That’s Not Natural or Organic: How Big Food Misleads

Major conglomerates claim their food is healthy. But they might have funded the study — and the feds barely care Salon By Gyorgy Scrinis Excerpted from “Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice” Food Technology is an industry journal that showcases the latest technologically modified and nutritionally engineered foods, offering an array of claimed… Read more »

DSM and Monsanto to Partner (corrupting your diet and organics)

By Mark Kastel How sweet. DSM (the parent of Martek Biosciences) partners with our friends at Monsanto to bring you new novel life forms to be incorporated into your diet (see the article below). That’s right, DSM, the same company that bamboozled the National Organic Standards Board, with raw lobbying might, bringing you genetically mutated… Read more »