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Organic A Low-Cost Solution to Global Warming

By |June 20th, 2014|

What is the cost of preventing global warming? Not that expensive, really, if one considers switching to widely available and inexpensive organic farming practices, says Rodale Institute in a landmark White Paper published in May 2014.

In fact, says Rodale after conducting more than 30 years of ongoing field research, organic farming practices and improved land […]

Final Guidance Issued on “Made with Organic” Labeling

By |June 20th, 2014|

 

 

On May 19, 2014, USDA National Organic Program issued final guidance to clarify labeling of foods in the “Made with Organic” category, as follows:  “Multi-ingredient agricultural products in the “Made with organic…” category must contain at least 70% certified organic ingredients (not including salt or water). These products may contain up to 30% of allowed non-organic ingredients. […]

Grocery Lobby Group Sues Vermont Over GMO Law

By |June 20th, 2014|

Representing four food industry trade groups, the Grocery Manufacturers Association on June 12 filed a lawsuit against the state of Vermont, challenging the constitutionality of the state’s new GMO labeling law. Vermont’s Legislature passed the first no-strings attached, mandatory GMO labeling law, set to take effect in July 2016.

The new labeling law “exceeds the state’s […]

Organic Trade Offers Key Feedback on FDA Proposed Food Safety Rules

By |December 16th, 2013|

OTA Food Safety Task Force urges FDA to base proposed produce safety and preventive controls (HACCP) rules on science and data, and not to conflict with existing USDA National Organic Program regulations.

While undeniably important as a major step in improving the safety of the United States’ food supply, FDA, as part of the Food Safety […]

GMO Update — USDA approves additional GMO crops

By |December 16th, 2013|

On November 6, just one day after Washington State’s I-522 GMO labeling bill was narrowly defeated, USDA moved to deregulate two new GMO soybean varieties and a GMO apple genetically engineered to resist browning. Additionally, reports indicate that FDA may soon approve GMO salmon – the first genetically engineered animal for human consumption.

In approving Monsanto’s […]

USDA Certified Organic Operations Up 240% Since 2002

By |May 10th, 2013|

 The number of certified organic operations increased 240% since the National Organic Program (NOP) began tracking data in 2002. Today, USDA counts 17,750 certified organic farms and processing facilities in the US, up from about 7,400 in 2002. USDA also estimates that there are now close to 25,000 certified organic operators in more than 100 countries worldwide.

According […]

Agrisystems International Marks Succession of Ownership

By |May 10th, 2013|

May 2013

Agrisystems International founder Tom Harding finalized the sale of the international organic consultancy to his longtime colleague Alesia Bock of ASI Consulting LLC in DeForest, WI. The transition to serve clients has been seamless, and Alesia brings 24 years of experience in the food industry, including regulatory, certification and quality roles covering USDA, FDA […]

USDA NOP Introduces Sound & Sensible Program; Less Paperwork, More Organic Production

By |May 10th, 2013|

In an effort to reduce paperwork and other burdensome aspects of organic certification, the National Organic Program (NOP) in April introduced Sound and Sensible, a new program designed to make it easier on producers while maintaining high standards, ensuring compliance, and protecting organic integrity. The Sound and Sensible initiative involves identifying and removing barriers to certification, […]

Whole Foods Market Announces Mandatory Labeling of GMO Foods

By |May 10th, 2013|

Not waiting for the government to take the lead in the labeling of genetically engineered or GMO foods, Whole Foods Market announced in March that it will require GMO transparency for any products sold in its stores by 2018, making it the first national grocery chain to set a deadline to label foods that contain […]

Green Fire the Film: A Land Ethic for Our Time

By |October 18th, 2012|

“There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other, and the relation of people to the land,” said Aldo Leopold, a pioneering conservationist. Leopold has influenced environmentalists since he published A Sand County Almanac in 1947 – a book that presaged industry’s impact on the land. A documentary of Leopold’s […]