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Nonprofit David Cuts Down Agribusiness Goliaths

Dean Foods, Target Stumble—Being Forced to Correct Deceptive Practices CORNUCOPIA, WIS: An investigation by the USDA’s National Organic Program has determined that Target Corporation wrongly used the image of a certified organic product when promoting the sale of a conventional product to consumers. The investigation was triggered by a complaint filed by The Cornucopia Institute…. Read more »

Scientist Jeopardizes Career by Publishing Paper Criticizing GM Foods

The Organic & Non-GMO Report “The Genetic Engineering of Food and the Failure of Science” Agro-ecologist Don Lotter published a paper titled “The Genetic Engineering of Food and the Failure of Science” in the 2009 edition of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food. The paper makes a damning case against genetically… Read more »

Grocers Irked Over Not Being Told That Bestselling Soy Milk is No Longer Organic

Fort Worth STAR-TELEGRAM (link no longer available) By Barry Shlachter, [email protected] Organic-food shoppers are making a rude discovery at their grocers’ refrigerated display case. “White Wave Silk Vanilla Soymilk is no longer Organic,” declares a hand-lettered sign at the two Sunflower Shoppes in Tarrant County. Silk has more than 70 percent of the market. Until this… Read more »

Organic Farming and the Future of Food

TriplePundit By Laura Klein Sustainable agriculture is the fastest-growing sector of the food industry. On the other hand, less than 1% of American cropland is farmed organically. In light of this conundrum, what keeps the organic farmer going? I spoke with Richard Wiswall, author of The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook: A Complete Guide Managing Finances,… Read more »

Courts Force U.S. Reckoning With Dominance of GM Crops

The New York Times By PAUL VOOSEN of Greenwire (First in a series.) These days, there is no rarer commodity in farming than trust. Take Oregon’s Willamette Valley, which for generations has been the germ of the U.S. sugar beet industry, producing nearly all the country’s seeds. Such breeding is complicated when neighbors grow genetically… Read more »

Smart Chickens Weren’t Duped By Foul Play

The Sunday Independent via www.iol.co.za By Eleanor Momberg Chickens refusing to eat the maize they had been fed has led to the discovery that their feed had been genetically modified to include a well-known weed and insect killer. Strilli Oppenheimer was recently approached by Dawid Klopper, the head gardener at the family estate, Brenthurst, informing… Read more »

Organic Tomatoes, Part 1, Greater Health Benefits

Stephanie Robbins SF Organic Food Examiner Reducing our food down to its micronutrients is the most unromantic way to look at food we’ve come up with yet. Gone are the descriptions that tempt us and make our mouths water. We’ve tossed out the sweet, tang of a tomato on our lip and replaced it with… Read more »

Profit over Organics: Nation’s Largest Dairy Marketer Sets Up Competing Market Category

Dean Foods Creates “Natural” Dairy Products Using Conventional Milk BOULDER, CO: A division of Dean Foods, the organic industry’s largest namebrand manufacturer, rocked the organic world this week when it was reported that the agribusiness giant intended to create an entirely new, lower-priced, product category, “natural dairy,” aimed squarely at pirating away organic customers. If… Read more »

Battle Over Beets

Corvallis Gazette-Times By Bennett Hall Organic seed producer Frank Morton has been warning people for years that genetically modified organisms pose a serious threat to the Willamette Valley’s vegetable seed industry. Now he thinks his worst GMO nightmare may be coming true. Roundup Ready sugarbeets – a patented variety engineered by Monsanto to tolerate the… Read more »

Genetically Modified Foods Pose Huge Health Risk

By Institute for Responsible Technology LOS ANGELES — This week, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called on “Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM (genetically modified) foods when possible and provide educational materials concerning GM foods and health risks.” They called for a moratorium on GM… Read more »