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Are Organic Standards in Jeopardy? Watchdogs Say "Yes"
Health & Wellness  (tags: Organic, Food, Standards, USDA, Organic Trade Association, Corporate Agenda, Corruption, Watering Down Standards, Cornucopia Institute, Food Safety, Health )

Brian
- 202 days ago - commondreams.org
"Mark Kastel, Co-Director of the Cornucopia Institute, called the rule change a "power grab" and said that "corporate interests, including the industry lobby group the Organic Trade Association, have been gaming the system for years with the help of USDA"
Corporate Clout & Secret Deals Are Chipping Away at the Organic Standard
Health & Wellness  (tags: Organic, abuse, Body-Mind-Spirit, diet, disease, environment, ethics, food, government, health, humans, illness, investigation, nutrition, prevention, protection, risks )

Kamia
- 257 days ago - organicconsumers.org
Now a new rule allows the National Organic Standards Board to adopt whatever they want without having public input, which of course allows them to add more and more non-organic materials to what can legally be labeled as Organic. Petition included!
Why the 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy
Health & Wellness  (tags: GMO, Non-GMO label, Frenemy, Organic, Monsanto, false friend, food, nutrition, warning )

Roseann
- 290 days ago - readersupportednews.org
Charles reports: "The increasingly successful movement to eliminate genetically modified crops - GMOs - from food is turning out to be organic's false friend."
Organic Chicken Carries Just as Many Superbugs as Conventional
Health & Wellness  (tags: chicken, organic, poultry, family, food, health, superbugs )

Nancy
- 342 days ago - motherjones.com
To get the USDA label, chickens need to be raised under organic rules only from the "second day of life" (PDF)--meaning that they can and commonly do receive antibiotics while at the hatchery.
Want Organic Eggs From Outdoor Hens? Better Act Now!
Health & Wellness  (tags: organic, hens, food, eggs, health, research, family, animalcruelty )

Nancy
- 350 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
The standards-setting National Organic Standards Board has sent three formal recommendations, one dating back to 2002, to the NOP asking the agency to clarify and enforce requirements for outside access and other living conditions for poultry. But the US
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED Nestlé: Stop Trying to Patent and Control the Curative Power of Nigella Sativa.
Health & Wellness  (tags: Sustainabililty, interesting, eco-friendly, conservation, health, organic, ecosystems, world, research, scientists, science, medicine, dishonesty, corporate, corruption, cover-up, economy, business, consumers, money, lies, government, farming, disease, Bo )

Kelly
- 352 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Nigella sativa -- more commonly known as fennel flower -- has been used as a cure-all remedy for over a thousand years. It treats everything from vomiting to fevers to skin diseases, and has been widely available in impoverished communities
Join in the First-Ever GMO Mini Summit
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, protection, environment, GMO, organic, roundup )

Jeanne
- 432 days ago - organicconnectmag.com
Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) has joined with Veteran food and sustainability activist, John Robbins, his son, Ocean and The Food Revolution Network (FRN) to bring you the first ever GMO Mini-Summit!
Grow Organics! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: family, health, organic, prevention, ecosystems, habitat, healthconditions, Sustainabililty, business, gmo, organic farming, consumers, corporate )

Nancy
- 499 days ago - action.ewg.org
EWG is working hard on Capitol Hill to make sure our tax dollars go to organic and family farmers instead of corporate megafarms. But it's going to take all of us to make it happen.
GMOs in Organics? Seriously?
Health & Wellness  (tags: family, health, organic, prevention, ecosystems, habitat, healthconditions, Sustainabililty, business, gmo, consumers, corporate )

Nancy
- 508 days ago - organicconnectmag.com
Proponents of biotech­nol­ogy have recently pro­posed inte­grat­ing genet­i­cally mod­i­fied organ­isms into organic agri­cul­ture. Spearheading this con­cept are Pamela Ronald, a pro­fes­sor of plant pathol­ogy at the University of California-Davis...
Just Say 'O No!' to Safeway's O Organics(TM) Brand! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: GMA, Prop 37, family, health, organic, prevention, ecosystems, habitat, healthconditions, Sustainabililty, SafewayO, business, consumers, corporate )

Nancy
- 531 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
Safeway has its own line of private-label organic products - O Organics(TM) - for one reason: the giant grocery chain wants a piece of the growing market for organic foods. But before you purchase an O Organics product, remember this: Safeway is a dues-
Appeals Court Binds Monsanto to Promise Not to Sue Organic Farmers
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, ge, monsanto, patents, seeds, genetically modified organisms, gmo, genetically engineered, united states, biotech, organic, lawsuit, monsanto )

Stefanie
- 553 days ago - ecowatch.com
The Organic Seed plaintiffs' complaint detailed Monsanto's abusive business and litigation tactics that have put several farmers and independent seed companies out of business. They also detailed ...
Sign EWG's Healthy and Sustainable Farm Petition! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: family, health, farming, organic, prevention, ecosystems, habitat, healthconditions, Sustainabililty )

Nancy
- 614 days ago - action.ewg.org
Congress needs to know that organic farmers have the backing of EWG and our 1 million supporters. Take just a minute to add your name to our petition calling for support for healthy and sustainable farming.
Introducing Cafe Gratitude - Lokal, Organic, Vegan
Health & Wellness  (tags: Cafe Gratutude, California, LA, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Venice, local, organic, vegan, foods, health, diet, nutrition )

Angelika
- 620 days ago - cafegratitude.com
Cafe Gratitude does business through a practice we call "Sacred Commerce." " I am cleansed. Food changes everything." Holistic nutricionist , Elissa Goodman, and Cafe Gratitude have created a way to cleanse that is easy & supportive.
Help Hunger Strikers Facing Eviction in Mexico ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, family, health, prevention, agriculture, Mexico, big ag, hunger strike, organic, science, chemicals, gmos )

Nancy
- 690 days ago - act.grassrootsonline.org
On Wednesday, January 23 Mexican farmers took their struggle against genetically modified (GM) corn to the plaza, embarking on a hunger strike and sit-in in Mexico City. And they need your support before they are arrested.
Dr. Oz in Time Magazine Slandering Families Who Choose Safe, Organic Food for Their Children -- Off-Base/Ill Advised
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, nutrition, ethics, diet, gmo, monsanto, dr. oz, organic )

Vincenzo
- 738 days ago - cornucopia.org
In Time magazine, Dr. Mehmet Oz, who once told millions of viewers, "I want you to eat organic foods" and "your kids deserve better than to be part of a national chemistry experiment," has seemingly changed his tune and turned the decision to buy organic.
 

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