Search Results for: GMO

Techies and Farmers Co-create the Future of Food at Hack//Meat

Huffington Post By Danielle Gould Until now, food innovation happened behind closed doors at a few select multinational corporations. But as the Internet and technology are democratizing virtually every industry — like healthcare and publishing — the sustainable food industry has an opportunity to level the playing field with industrial food. As the staple of… Read more »

Farmers Determined to Defend Right to Grow Food

Appeal Filed in Family Farmers V. Monsanto Case NEW YORK – Family farmers have filed a Notice of Appeal  challenging Judge Naomi Buchwald’s February 24th ruling dismissing Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Manhattan will hear the farmers’ appeal, seeking… Read more »

GOP Farm Cuts Target Organic, Avoids Big Ag Subsidies

The Des Moines Register by Philip Brasher The grain and cotton growers that dominate U.S. farm subsidies came out unscathed in the first proposal from some of the most conservative House Republicans to cut spending. Instead, the Republican Study Committee targeted spending for organic farmers, sugar growers and an export promotion program that is popular… Read more »

Cornucopia Welcomes New Board Member Cameron Molberg

[This article was previously published in the fall issue of The Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter.] Cameron Molberg Cameron Molberg has been elected to Cornucopia’s board of directors. Cameron joined Texas-based Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill & Farm in 2010 and currently serves as CEO and General Manager. Coyote Creek is the only certified organic feed… Read more »

Are You Paying Too Much For Organic Food?

CivilEats by Elizabeth Grossman Source: Tax Credits A first of its kind study shows organic agriculture earns farmers significantly more, and suggests it might be worth the price. Most people buy organic to avoid pesticides, antibiotics, and GMOs, and to support environmentally friendly growing practices. Now you can add helping farmers make a living to… Read more »

Major Food Brands Paying Farmers to Transition to Organic to Meet Consumer Demand

Cornucopia’s Take: The growing consumer hunger for organics has made organics a $43 billion a year business. As shortages appear, more farmers look to transition to organics. While they wrestle with changing agricultural practices, corporations are scrambling to find supplies – sometimes in the U.S. and increasingly from abroad. Paying Farmers to Go Organic, Even Before… Read more »

NOSB Oral Comments, Spring 2024

DAY 1: APRIL 23, 2024 Liz Bell – Organic Valley (LS, CACS, General) I work to advocate for and consult our 1600 farmer members. OV believes that holistic animal care is essential in organic livestock management. OV, Stonyfield, and Arora petitioned to add Meloxicam to be added to the National List (NL). It would be… Read more »

Do Organic Farmers Need Special Seeds And Money To Breed Them?

NPR – The Salt by Dan Charles Source: Cascadian Farm Rearranging veggie genes is big business, and we’re not even talking about biotechnology. Private companies and university researchers spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year breeding better genetic varieties of food crops. But organic farmers say those programs have a big blind spot when… Read more »

Cornucopia’s Message to Organic Dairy Farmers

Cornucopia sent the message below the graphic to organic dairy farmers, including ones shipping to Dean Foods’ Horizon label. We encourage consumers to sign the petition that will send a message to the Dean’s CEO telling him that taking profits generated by organic customers, and investing them to stab us in the back, is a… Read more »

Field Report: A Michigan Teen Farms Her Backyard

New York Times By CHRISTINE MUHLKE Lawn mowing and baby-sitting are standard summer jobs for the enterprising teenager. Alexandra Reau, who is 14, combines a little bit of each: last year, she asked her dad to dig up a half acre of their lawn in rural Petersburg, Mich., so she could farm. Now in its… Read more »