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How to shop for organic brands that support labeling GMOs

November 12th, 2013

Organic food advocacy Cornucopia Institute has released this list of companies that opposed labeling GMO foods in the recent initiative in Washington state known as I-522.


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7 ways to avoid fluoride in food and drinks

February 6th, 2013

How do you know which beverages and foods at the grocery store are most likely to contain elevated fluoride, and which of these products are most important to avoid? To answer these questions, the Fluoride Action Network has produced the following seven “general rules.”


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Arizona’s organic market succeeds by building customer loyalty

February 17th, 2012

In this day and age, big corporately owned stores rule the grocery industry in America. Local shops, though, still have one advantage: They can form closer relationships with their customers and offer specialty products, like organic produce, artisan breads and non-industrial meat.


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Fair Trade food sales rise, despite weak economy

March 7th, 2011

A growing number of consumers are putting their food dollars into Fair Trade products that support an equitable wage for global producers.

Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in the U.S., reports that sales increased 24 percent, rising to $170 million during 2010.

The increase was strong at the traditional natural grocers (a 16 percent year over year increase) and specialty stores (22 percent) where consumers have typically found Fair Trade products. But it was strongest at mainstream stores (26 percent), according to a survey by the SPINS consulting service on behalf of Fair Trade USA.


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A ’round up’ of ways to oppose GE alfalfa and sugar beets

March 2nd, 2011

Since the Obama Administration approved the unregulated planting of genetically engineered alfalfa (and sugar beets) last month, the organic community has been organizing against the deregulation.

Organic farmers and food producers fear for their very livelihood — and for the integrity of the organic food supply, because GE (or GM, genetically modified) alfalfa could cross-pollinate with nearby organic crops, causing them to lose their purity and their ability to be organically certified.

Here are some of the actions that consumers concerned about losing access to organic foods could join:


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Stella Veterans Memorial

The village of Stella, Missouri, has constructed a veterans’ memorial of attractive design in the center of the village. Read more

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