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From the Gumshoes at OrganicEye
Milk Versus Milk Analogues Mark Kastel's latest editorial was published on the homepage of Food Tank, an interesting site that provides diverse...
Demanding Reform of the USDA Organic Program For many of us involved in lobbying Congress to pass the Organic Food Production Act in 1990, our...
A ONE-MAN WRECKING CREW IN THE ORGANIC DAIRY: A Lifetime of Service to the Planet and Its People — Mark Retzloff
Featured by Public Relations Firm Compass Natural in Their Podcast, Coffee Talk Part of our job at OrganicEye is acting, as our board...
Real Organic Project interviews OrganicEye’s Mark Kastel Choosing the best, authentic, nutrient-dense, and pasture-raised organic dairy products for...
Updated White Paper Profiles Lobbyist-Affiliated Appointees to National Organic Standards Board La Farge, Wis. — Continuing a trend well established...
Organic Industry News
By Pete Hardin, Publisher of The Milkweed Why should U.S. taxpayer dollars bankroll research that seeks to boost the fortunes of the so-called, “lab-cultured meat” industry? Jeepers creepers … firms attempting to develop and market “lab-cultured meat” have attracted...
OrganicEye Continues to Advocate for Testing of All Imports According to the USDA, everything certified by an outfit accredited by the National Organic Program is organic. Until it isn’t. For years I banged on the NOP to crack down on fraudulent imports of grain from...
The Revolving Door: Organic Lobby Group Taps Former USDA Appointee/Corporate Executive as CEO = Good News for the Corporate Agribusiness Fatcats
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced the appointment, on March 29, 2022, of Tom Chapman as the new Chief Executive Officer of the trade-lobby group based in Washington DC. Mr. Chapman was appointed by USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack to serve a five-year term on...
To the editor (of the New York Times): Kim Severson’s excellent article on lab cultured “meat” leaves a few questions unanswered. With an investment juggernaut of billions of dollars’ worth of private capital pouring into this nascent “food” category, why should USDA...
I’m really blessed to be able to live and work in an agrarian community in Southwest Wisconsin. By one estimate, it is thought that Vernon County has more organic farmers than any other county in the country. I’m a member of Vernon Electric Co-op and my telephone...
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The stereotypical large farms of today’s agriculture are not unsustainable because they are large, they are large because they are managed unsustainably. They are unsustainable because they are managed ‘extensively’ – meaning they rely more on land and capital and less on thinking people.