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Organic Manifesto, by Rodale Chairman & CEO Maria Rodale

Rodale EMMAUS, Pa.– Rodale has announced the release of Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe by Rodale Chairman & CEO Maria Rodale. Organic Manifesto cuts through the confusion and misinformation to provide an indispensable and highly readable look at why chemical-free farming unquestionably holds the… Read more »

Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement Glyphosate-Tolerant Alfalfa

The following comments concern the potential deregulation of Monsanto’s genetically engineered alfalfa. They are provided by Jim Munsch, a certified organic beef farmer and The Cornucopia Institute’s key advisor on this important issue. We are posting these as an aide to others still composing comments to the USDA and for those who seek to know… Read more »

Monsanto Pulls GM Corn Amid Serious Food Safety Concerns

The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia GMOs, Health & Disease — by Dr. Brian Applicant’s dossiers contained wide-ranging fraudulent research For the first time, a GM multinational has pulled two GM corn varieties from the regulatory and assessment process at the eleventh hour (1), after planning for a future income of several billion dollars per… Read more »

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 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 »