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Dec 12, 2017, 08:12 ET BAR FIGHT: Popular/Lucrative Snack Bars Come Under Fire

A new report, Raising the Bar, Choosing Healthy Snack Bars versus Gimmicky Junk Food, and its accompanying scorecard expose misleading marketing...


Oct 30, 2017, 07:00 ET The Cornucopia Institute Spotlights Organic Industry in Turmoil: Pioneering Farmers Threatening to Jump Ship

When organic stakeholders and lobbyists converge in the sunshine state October 31 for the semiannual meeting of the USDA's National Organic...


Sep 28, 2017, 18:32 ET The Cornucopia Institute Announces Organic Get Out Of Jail Free Card -- USDA exonerates largest "organic" factory dairy

The Cornucopia Institute received a determination letter from the USDA announcing the dismissal of the organic watchdog's formal legal complaint...


Jun 28, 2017, 15:54 ET DIY Organic Certification: Find The Healthiest And Most Delicious Food This Summer

As market season kicks into high gear, farm stands beckon shoppers with signs: Local! Organic! Natural! No Spray! Sustainable! Organic is defined...


May 13, 2017, 10:06 ET Washington Post Investigative Report Uncovers Massive Fraud In Organic Grain Imports

The organic industry's most aggressive industry watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, reinforced their call upon USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue...


May 02, 2017, 18:18 ET Washington Post Investigative Report Documents Rampant Corruption At USDA Organic Program

The organic industry's most aggressive industry watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, filed formal legal complaints against Aurora Dairy and their...


Apr 17, 2017, 00:00 ET Denver USDA Meeting Will Help Decide Organic Future Farmers, Consumers, Nonprofits Challenge Mounting Agribusiness Dominance

Advocates for organic food and farming are, increasingly, victims of their own success. Over the past 25 years this grassroots movement has morphed...


Mar 31, 2017, 13:48 ET Organic Industry Watchdog Wins Major Antitrust Victory

The French dairy giant, Groupe Danone (Dannon in the U.S.) has announced an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to liquidate its...


Dec 12, 2016, 13:36 ET Industry Watchdog Calls for Independent Investigation of USDA's National Organic Program

In a letter to the USDA's Office of Inspector General, The Cornucopia Institute has requested an independent audit of the National Organic Program,...


Nov 01, 2016, 12:45 ET The Cornucopia Institute: USDA Allowing Illegal "Organic" Produce Production

An organic industry watchdog contends the USDA has quietly allowed a flood of hydroponically-produced fruits and vegetables, largely imported, to...


Aug 16, 2016, 12:07 ET Report Flags Toxins/Carcinogens in Your Toothpaste Scorecard Identifies "Dirtiest" and Safest Alternatives

 Popular toothpastes, even many marketed as "natural" and sold at premium prices, contain harmful ingredients including endocrine disruptors,...


Aug 10, 2016, 13:48 ET Organic Industry Watchdog Asks DoJ and FTC To Block Merger of Danone and WhiteWave

The proposed acquisition of WhiteWave Foods by French dairy giant Groupe Danone is anti-competitive and a threat to the U.S. organic dairy market,...


May 18, 2009, 12:13 ET New Report: Many Organic Soy Food Brands Importing Beans From China

We no longer trust these imports for pets They have no place in organics Tremendous growth in organic soy foods has occurred over the last...


Apr 03, 2009, 11:56 ET Family Farmers Fear Being Run Over by Food Safety Juggernaut

Organic and Local Farmers Seek Protections in Washington Momentum is building in Congress for new food safety reforms aimed at addressing the...


Feb 24, 2009, 11:31 ET Message to Obama: Please Fix the USDA's Organic Mess

Appointment of Kathleen Merrigan as Deputy Secretary: First Sign of 'Change' President Obama and new USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack are being urged...


Jan 13, 2009, 18:38 ET USDA Secretary Nominee Causes Dustup in Organic Industry

Obama Administration Challenged to Clean up Bush's Organic Mess As former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack begins his confirmation hearings in Congress,...


Dec 03, 2008, 13:10 ET Last Minute Rulemaking by Bush USDA Threatens Organic Farmers

Consumers and Farmers Join Together to Promote Organic Integrity Many media outlets, from the New York Times to the blogosphere, have tracked...


Jun 13, 2008, 01:00 ET USDA's Organic Factory Farming Scandal Continues to Unravel

BASSETT, Neb., June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What has been dubbed the "largest scandal in the history of the organic industry" has taken...


Jun 04, 2008, 01:00 ET Study: Organic Milk From Pasture-Fed Cows is Higher in Beneficial Nutrients

CORNUCOPIA, Wis., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cows that graze on fresh pasture produce milk with higher levels of antioxidants and...


May 12, 2008, 01:00 ET Cornucopia Institute: America's Largest Corporate Dairy Processor Muscles Its Way Into Organics

CORNUCOPIA, Wis., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a three-and-a-half year battle with Dean Foods regarding the legality of milk it...


Apr 15, 2008, 01:00 ET Organic Infant Formula Ingredients Processed With Toxic Chemical

CORNUCOPIA, Wis., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cornucopia Institute has filed a legal complaint with the US Department of Agriculture...


Jan 25, 2008, 00:00 ET Infant Formula Manufacturers Again under Ethical Cloud: 'Marketing Gimmick' Linked to Serious Illnesses

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by The Cornucopia Institute presents research indicating that new...


Dec 13, 2007, 00:00 ET Nation's Largest Retailers Accused of Organic Fraud

CORNUCOPIA, Wis., /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a scandal now ensnaring some of the nations leading retailers, a series of lawsuits have been...


Nov 26, 2007, 00:00 ET USDA Proposal for Leafy Greens Would Harm Sustainable Farmers/Environment

CORNUCOPIA, Wis., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the E. coli 0157 outbreak last year in bagged spinach, the USDA is...


Oct 31, 2007, 01:00 ET Halloween Trick: USDA lets 'Organic' Factory Farms off the Hook

CORNUCOPIA, Wis., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cornucopia Institute sharply criticized the conclusion by USDA that an 8000-head...