Millennials have an enormous amount of information available to them via the internet. That, coupled with their interests in health and sustainability, has made them a market force for healthy food choices. [ Cornucopia.org Link ]
In conventional economic thought, employers pay unskilled labor as little as possible to maximize profits. Cornucopia supports the spirit of organics, in which employees are paid a living wage to work in safe conditions. [ Cornucopia.org Link ]
BREAKING Open Letter: We, the undersigned Vermonters, are calling on you, Governor Phil Scott, our newly elected governor, to work with us, with dairy industry leaders, and others to support and facilitate the necessary statewide transition to regenerative and organic dairy production. Open letter: [ Regenerationvermont.org Link ]
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Germany is determining whether to classify crops developed with the new gene-editing technology as genetically modified or to acquiesce to industry mouthpieces declaring that classification unnecessary given no genes have been added to the DNA. Cornucopia supports the precautionary principle and advocates for strict regulations that help consumers understand the food they are eating and the... View details ⇨
A study of GMO cotton varieties shows they disrupt an important beneficial soil fungus, writes Eva Sirinathsinghji, apparently due to the Bt insecticide they are engineered to express. Disruption caused by the transgenic cotton to mycorrhizal fungi, and the wider soil ecosystem, may underlie the low...
The EPA’s approval of Monsanto’s XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology herbicide is projected to increase dicamba use from less than one million pounds to more than 25 million annually on soy and cotton fields. Dicamba is an older generation persistent pesticide that has been linked to damage of the kidney and liver, neurotoxicity, and developmental impacts. It moves rather easily through soil... View details ⇨
Networks of organic farmers here and abroad are working together to improve farming methods. Many of these innovations show real cost savings and could prove practical, and sustainable, for conventional farmers as well. [ Cornucopia.org Link ]