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The importance of California’s proposition 37: The players and the stakes.

As I sit writing, eating a salad made primarily from New York and Pennsylvania produce, I’m quite aware that California grown food is much more readily available. Despite going to great lengths to favor local & regional farms, even the … Continue reading

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Mother Jones: NY Times Went Too Far

There’s been a lot of reaction to the NY Times article on organic standards, which I also posted about last week. Tom Philpott of Mother Jones agrees with many of the problems outlined in the Times piece, but in this … Continue reading

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The State of Organic Standards

The NY Times business section has a 4 page article on the USDA organic food seal of approval, which I found via the Organic Consumers Association, who has a take action campaign. While I don’t normally rely on the NY … Continue reading

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Cornucopia Action Alert on Leafy Greens

The Cornucopia Institute has alerted us to a new marketing agreement proposal instigated by corporate agriculture and supported by the USDA, which they say could hurt small farms. If passed, leafy green handlers/marketers who sign on to this agreement will … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: Act by Nov. 17 on Senate Food Safety Legislation

ACTION ALERT: Act by Nov. 17 on Senate Food Safety Legislation. From the Cornucopia Institute; please follow the link and contact your representatives about this critical issue: It now appears that the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) will be … Continue reading

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