The upcoming Boulder County commissioners hearing about Boulder County Open Space tax extensions is scheduled for Thursday this week: >>> August 17 (Thursday) at 9am (Resolutions 2023-068 & 2023-069; items # 1 and #2 on agenda). Details on this proposed…Read More
Retail hasn’t changed much over the last 100 years. Even without AI drones and the Internet, the Great Atlantic and Pacific grocery chain offered one-hour home delivery of fresh groceries and pantry staples – on credit — from dozens of…Read More
Via: Keep the Soil in Organic Theo Crisantes says it is time to limit the power of the NOSB. Another blow against Real Organic came last week with the Senate testimony of the misnamed Coalition For Sustainable Organics, which…Read More
Created on 2017-07-16 19:37 Published on 2017-07-16 19:49 Recent testimony to a congressional committee showed the danger of letting political lobbyists represent your brand within a specialized industry community. In this case, they got it wrong, on the record, and…Read More
Date: July 21, 2023 To: NOP Organic Operations and Certifiers Subject: Produce coatings comprised of mono and diacylglycerides and citric acid marketed by Apeel Sciences – additional considerations for certification. Background: Apeel Sciences is marketing produce coatings containing glycerides…Read More
Chapter 1 Vanishing Rural Communities In residential subdivisions across the Midwest, there is often one house that doesn’t fit in. It sits at the top of the hill, with dying cottonwoods along the north side and remnants of a barbed…Read More
See how the best brands make it to the top of Cornucopia’s updated Organic Egg Scorecard, then use our tool to buy the highest-rated organic egg brand you can afford. (Read our detailed breakdown of the Organic Egg Scorecard criteria.Read More
Submitted to Boulder County Departmental Staff of CP&P (and Planning Commission), OSCAR, BCPOS, Public Works, Boulder Public Heath, and Boulder County Commissioners Submitted 16 June 2023 Introduction – Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on proposed land use…Read More
What did the DARK Act do?
Forbade states from enforcing their own GMO labeling laws.
Defined “genetic engineering” very narrowly, excluded many foods.
Allows labeling through QR codes
All the minute amounts of individual toxic chemicals may not kill you right away, but the toxic assault of all the chemicals, adjuvants, and synthetic materials are taking a serious toll on public health.Read More
America’s proud meat producers should finally be able to explain and promote all of their practices that ultimately provide safe, affordable and abundant meat products for American families.Read More
“Hydroponics has fooled consumers for so long,” they stated, “it would be unfair to call our bluff now.”Read More
I once asked Mary Berry, the daughter of Wendell Berry, why our current generations of farmers did not rise up like their forebears and call out the same system for exploiting their work, for capturing all the value of their production, for killing the American Dream?
She shook her head sadly. “Alan, there’s no one left.”Read More
Longstanding policies that favor concentrated control by global conglomerates have undermined American livestock producers and curtailed local economic opportunity. The effects of this “meat monopoly” have been exposed by coronavirus.Read More
If you don’t like immigration, you should think about supporting our immigrant populations. Created on 2019-07-25 02:54 Published on 2019-07-25 03:19 If you don’t like immigration, you should think about supporting our immigrant populations. Why? Because immigration most often happens…Read More
Created on 2016-11-18 15:48 Published on 2016-11-18 15:58 The solution seemed simple enough. Some urban farmers started growing food in nutrient-fortified water instead of dirt, and some other folks shrugged agreeably and let it be called organic agriculture. Now, a…Read More
There seems to be a surfeit of tech plays trying to eliminate interaction between retail shoppers and staff. Why? I guess because technology can make this happen, and there’s is money to be made if they can sell it. Created…Read More
Created on 2021-10-15 23:24 Published on 2021-10-16 00:18 My comments to the National Organic Standards Board this week: Our company now operates over 160 health food stores across 20 states west of the Mississippi. We only sell organic produce, and…Read More
Created on 2018-04-27 15:35 Published on 2018-04-27 15:55 “It’s easy to compromise when your community is informed, experienced and honest.” — Alan Lewis * ************************* * “Let me describe how the Real Organic Project came about. These are many of…Read More
Created on 2018-11-20 19:43 Published on 2018-11-20 21:13 CODEX is a a global rule making body comprised of un-elected delegates and corporate lobbyists who have assumed authority over all food regulation and food standards on the planet. CODEX operates behind…Read More
Created on 2022-08-17 14:30 Recently the oldest player in the #naturalfoods trade circulated a survey seeking comment and opinion on synthetic biology. Unfortunately, the survey was salted with an extremely favorable definition of #syntheticbiology on which respondents were told to…Read More
From Food Insecurity in America: An Emergency We Prepared For, An Experience to Learn From. Created on 2020-03-20 17:02 Published on 2020-03-20 17:49 Our country’s farmers, community leaders, school districts, colleges, state and local government agencies, religious institutions, private enterprise,…Read More
We celebrate the Regenerative Vegan for making the effort to understand planetary ecology and animal welfare in all its complexity Created on 2021-08-04 22:19 Published on 2021-08-04 22:48 If you’re not one, you know one: the principled eater who refuses…Read More
The Big Lie depends on you dismissing the natural laws of grassland ecology and focusing solely on bad industrial livestock practices. Created on 2019-03-22 17:32 Published on 2019-03-22 19:19 First, congratulations on your commitment to making the world a better…Read More