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Organic Valley Responds to Jane Brody's Criticism of Organics
January 10, 2013

Jane Brody criticizes organic because we won’t allow Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). We are in good company. Sixty-one countries in Europe, Asia and South America also don’t allow GMOs.  read more…

13+ Things You Didn’t Know About Organic Food
Reader's Digest work
November 07, 2012

Before you buy organic or natural foods, see what today's food experts told us about making smart food choices.

What Do Kids Know About Organics? work
October 26, 2012

"What Kids Know About Organics" is a result of Organic Valley's visit at PS41 on 10/3 with the American Cheese Revolution. Great shout outs to OV, PS41, American Singles, and the kid definitions of Organic are impressive.

What Saved This Conventional Farm? work
October 26, 2012

I recently attended the Organic Pioneer Awards at the Rodale Institute--an amazing event that recognizes people who make a difference in sustainable agriculture.

Earlier that day, I visited an organic family farm in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, adjacent to the Rodale Institute, owned by James Burkholder. When I met James, his wife Ida, and his lovely family, I realized that I was in presence of a new organic leader.

Cap-and-spade: Will California’s carbon market dollars go to organic farms? work
October 11, 2012

You see, the Golden State is revving up to start its own carbon market (or “cap-and-trade” plan) and it kicks off next month. This plan is designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 and will require power plants and large industrial facilities like oil refineries and manufacturers (and eventually fuel and natural gas distributors), to participate in a process of paying for their pollution (or, in some cases, selling credits they earn by not polluting).

Maria Rodale's Top 10 Reasons Why Every Kid Needs Organic Food work
October 10, 2012

Hello, readers! I was asked to give a talk to some parents at my kid's school, so I thought I'd share this with you, too. I've broken it down into 5 Scary Reasons and 5 Fun Reasons because the truth is both fun and scary. And because unless we are willing to stare our fears down and face them, it's almost impossible to have fun!

Pesticide Use Rises as Herbicide-resistant Weeds Undermine Performance of Major GE Crops, New WSU Study Shows work
October 02, 2012

A study published this week by Washington State University research professor Charles Benbrook finds that the use of herbicides in the production of three genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops — cotton, soybeans and corn — has actually increased. This counterintuitive finding is based on an exhaustive analysis of publicly available data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service. Benbrook’s analysis is the first peer-reviewed, published estimate of the impacts of genetically engineered (GE) herbicide-resistant (HT) crops on pesticide use.

G.M.O.'s: Let's Label 'Em work
September 17, 2012

Polls show Prop 37 to be overwhelmingly popular: roughly 65 percent for to 20 percent against, with 15 percent undecided. Nationally, on the broader issue of labeling, in answer to the question of whether the Food and Drug Administration should require that “foods which have been genetically engineered or containing genetically engineered ingredients be labeled to indicate that,” a whopping 91 percent of voters say yes and 5 percent say no. This is as nonpartisan as an issue gets, and the polls haven’t changed much in the last couple of years.

Study on benefits of organic foods is misleading, consumer group argues
September 06, 2012

onya Lunder, a senior analyst with EWG said to HealthPop that the organization disagreed with the way that the study was put together, and that people should pay closer attention to the information.

"We think the difference is much more important than they prove," she said.

The Stanford study did reveal that organic produce is 30 percent less likely to be contaminated with pesticides than conventional fruits and vegetables but also pointed out that organic foods aren't necessarily 100 percent free of pesticides. But Lunder believes that what people should be focusing on is the two studies on children consuming organic foods that were included in the research. They revealed that there were lower levels of pesticide residues in the urine of children on organic diets, though both organic and conventional diet levels of urinary pesticides were in the allowable safety limits.

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