Search Results for: GMO

Leading Scientist Says Agroecology is the Only Way to Feed the World

Non-GMO Report By Ken Roseboro Hans Herren, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized scientist specializing in sustainable agriculture. He is president of the Millennium Institute, a non-profit development research and service organization dedicated to sustainable development. Dr. Herren co-chaired the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science & Technology (IAASTD), an initiative sponsored by the World Bank… Read more »

Wholesale Approval of Genetically Engineered Foods — Obama Administration Disappoints/Angers Public

Agent Orange Herbicide Ingredient Would be Widely Used USDA seeks comments for Monsanto and Dow genetically engineered crops Cornucopia, WI – Over the holidays, the United States Department of Agriculture announced its approval of a novel strain of genetically engineered corn, developed by Monsanto, purportedly being “drought tolerant.” Despite receiving nearly 45,000 public comments in… Read more »

Aroostook Farmer the Face of Organic Growers’ Fight Against Monsanto

[NOTE: The Cornucopia Institute is also part of the lawsuit challenging Monsanto’s patenting of life.] Bangor Daily News By Kathrynn Ohmstead I have wanted to catch up with Bridgewater organic farmer Jim Gerritsen ever since he was named in October to the 2011 list of 25 visionaries who are changing the world by the national… Read more »

Action Alert: Protect Organics from Synthetic Additives and Factory Farms

[This Action Alert is Over] Sign and Mail Your Proxy Letter Protect Organics from Synthetic Additives and Factory Farms Please take a moment to print, sign and mail the proxy letter today! The organic label was founded on the idea that food should be produced in concert with nature, without dangerous chemicals and synthetic ingredients…. Read more »

Seventy–Eight Percent of U.S. Families Say They Purchase Organic Foods

Consumers vote with their dollars despite economic difficulty Organic Trade Association Contact: Barbara Haumann Brattleboro, VT (Nov. 2, 2011)—Seventy eight percent – more U.S. families than ever before – say they are choosing organic foods, according to a study published today by the Organic Trade Association (OTA). “In a time when the severity of the… Read more »

Cereal Crimes

“Natural” claims in the cereal and granola aisle mislead consumers. A new study from The Cornucopia Institute indicates the “natural” claim is mostly meaningless marketing hype, in contrast to the USDA certified organic label which signifies the food was produced without genetically modified organisms (GMOs), toxic pesticides and other potentially dangerous synthetic inputs. Cornucopia and USDA research… Read more »

Newsletter – Fall 2011

Our hardcopy newsletter for Fall 2011 is now available online. Please see it at the below link. In it you’ll find:

HELP: We Need a Quote from a Consumer Who Purchases Natural/Organic Breakfast Cereal

Hello Cornucopia members and organic stakeholders, Have you ever purchased “natural” Kashi breakfast cereal or Bear Naked granola? Did you know they were manufactured by Kellogg’s? Have you ever purchased Back to Nature granola (Kraft) or something “natural” from Quaker Oats (PepsiCo)? You won’t find the names of any of these major corporate agribusinesses on… Read more »

Resisting the Corporate Theft of Seeds

The Nation Vandana Shiva We are in a food emergency. Speculation and diversion of food to biofuel has contributed to an uncontrolled price rise, adding more to the billion already denied their right to food. Industrial agriculture is pushing species to extinction through the use of toxic chemicals that kill our bees and butterflies, our… Read more »

EU Bans GM-Contaminated Honey From General Sale

Bavarian beekeepers forced to declare their honey as genetically modified because of contamination from nearby Monsanto crops The Guardian Leigh Phillips The European Union’s highest court on Tuesday ruled that honey which contains trace amounts of pollen from genetically modified (GM) corn must be labeled as GM produce and undergo full safety authorization before it… Read more »