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The Cornucopia Institute

The Cornucopia Institute is an organic industry watch dog. Their core constituencies are the family farmers across the U.S. Currently, Cornucopia has more organic farmers as members than any other group in the country, and what they lack in financial resources and political influence, they make up for with a coalition of dedicated farmers and passionate consumers and providers of organic foods.

“The secret weapon we have is building bridges between the organic farming community and the consumers… millions of people who passionately give a damn; who really care about the authenticity of the food and respect the people who are doing it,” Kastel says.

“Our goal is to—from a research and educational perspective—empower consumers and wholesale buyers so that they can make good and discerning choices in the market place.”

Organics have Never Been Under Such Dire Threats!

As you will soon learn, organics are now being profoundly threatened by a number of potentially devastating votes that will take place by the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), which I will summarize at the end of this article.

We’re in dire need of your involvement, so I urge you to please print out the hyperlinked proxy letter and mail it to Cornucopia for hand delivery at the rapidly approaching NOSB meeting. Corporate lobbyists will be present, and so will the Cornucopia Institute, to counter their obnoxious claims and make sure your voice, in support of organic integrity, is heard. For more details on this meeting, please continue to the end. You’ll no doubt be shocked, and hopefully resolved to help stop this impending madness.

Signed proxy letters should be mailed to:

The Cornucopia Institute
PO Box 126
Cornucopia, Wisconsin 54827

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90’s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.


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4:57PM PST on Feb 15, 2012

We live in corrupted world, and money seems to be have more power, there always be lies, some things can improve and some things never will. With that said we still should try to do our best.

3:59PM PST on Feb 14, 2012

quite interesting...

6:42PM PST on Feb 11, 2012

I am so tired of how badly people act all in the name of business. Nothing these days is believable, if some greedy ass stands to make a buck.

1:39PM PST on Feb 9, 2012

It is unfortunate Big Corps. have no sense of Humanitarism. Products we can't trust the labsls on, newspaper and television ads that down right lie. They do all they can to confuse the consumers, so we must become more knowledgeable and more active in our buying to get rid of the bad.

5:30AM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Thank you

2:08AM PST on Feb 9, 2012


11:49PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

So much greenwashing, it sucks.

9:40PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

It seems that most of our food system is based on lies!

5:00PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

If you are not on Cornucopia's mailing list, I HIGHLY recommend it. I have been for many, many years and can tell you they offer a wealth of information and opportunities for activism.

3:27PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

Thank you.

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