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From the Gumshoes at OrganicEye
A henhouse currently certified under USDA “organic” standards Dear Organic Community Stakeholder: If you haven’t signed the proxy letter and mailed...
The meeting kicked off today with deliberations by the Handling Subcommittee. After rejecting one new petition for a synthetic material, apparently...
OrganicEye Board President, and pioneering Maine organic farmer, Jim Gerritsen making one of his numerous appearances testifying at a previous NOSB...
After listening to public testimony for two days last week, the National Organic Standards Board commenced their fall meeting in Sacramento bright...
Mark Kastel testifying at the Fall 2022 NOSB meeting in Washington via Zoom from his La Farge, Wisconsin office. Who’s drinking the organic Kool-Aid...
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Episode 196- Mark Kastel: Who Owns the Organic Label Now with almost 200 episodes and over 1 million downloads, the Thriving Farmer Podcast is designed to help farmers thrive in business and life. Learn the latest tricks and strategies of successful farmers,...
MULTIMILLION DOLLAR SUBTERFUGE: USDA to Invest up to $300 million in New Organic Transition Initiative
Instead of being concerned with enforcing the letter and spirit of the law, and creating a level competitive playing field for all organic farmers, the USDA is willing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars of our tax money in an effort to create more farming serfs...
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...
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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.