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Letter to the Congressional Organic Caucus

NOTE: PCC Natural Markets, in Seattle, coordinated a letter to members of Congress expressing the concerns from three dozen retailers about the arbitrary changes made by the USDA to NOSB governance and advice over organic food and agriculture.  These changes continue to trouble Cornucopia and many others in the organic community. PCC Natural Markets To… Read more »

Food Additives on the Rise as FDA Scrutiny Wanes

Washington Post by Kimberly Kindy The explosion of new food additives coupled with an easing of oversight requirements is allowing manufacturers to avoid the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for ensuring the safety of chemicals streaming into the food supply. And in hundreds of cases, the FDA doesn’t even know… Read more »

NOSB Voting Scorecard Released – Lobbyists/Influence Peddlers Eroding Organic Standards

Analysis Illustrates USDA/Agribusiness Collusion CORNUCOPIA, WIS: A comprehensive voting analysis of members of the National Organic Standards Board, an expert body formed by Congress to insulate the governance of the industry from undue corporate influence, clearly illustrates how illegal appointments to the board by current and past USDA Secretaries have subverted congressional intent. The study,… Read more »

NOSB Voting Scorecard

Corporate Lobbyists/Influence Peddlers Eroding Organic Standards Analysis Illustrates USDA/Agribusiness Collusion National Organic Standards Board Voting Scorecard Released UPDATE 10/23/2018 — The Cornucopia Institute has updated its scorecard analyzing the votes of NOSB members.   A comprehensive voting analysis of members of the National Organic Standards Board, an expert body formed by Congress to insulate the… Read more »

Attention Mothers

Did your infant get sick after feeding liquid infant formula (conventional or organic)? Did he or she get better after switching to a powdered formula? Please share your experience with The Cornucopia Institute researchers: [email protected]

Track the Fireworks at the USDA Organics Meeting in TX #NOSB

Last update: 12:47 p.m., May 2 Join the Cornucopia Institute as we live tweet from the National Organic Standards Board meeting in San Antonio, Texas. We will be sharing the play by play with our Twitter followers under #NOSB or simply follow our stream. If you’re not already following us on Twitter please do so here…. Read more »

Leaving a Sour Taste: Conventional “Yogurt” Masquerades as Health Food While Organic Keeps It Real

This article is based on Cornucopia’s forthcoming yogurt report and scorecard. Find both later this spring on our website. Yogurt, made the traditional way, is one of nature’s many health foods. Milk from organic grass-fed cows, rich in calcium, protein, beneficial fats and other healthy nutrients, is fermented using live cultures, resulting in a wholesome,… 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 »