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The foundational principles of organic farming – such as fostering #healthysoil, supporting on-farm #biodiversity, & the recycling and healthy use of livestock waste – all combat the biggest challenge of our time: #climatechange. cornucopia.org/2019/04/organi…
A simple way to honor your local organic farmer is to minimize food waste. @norwichmeadows shared some tips with us for preserving and eating your harvest: cornucopia.org/campaign/livin…
#NOSB unanimously voted to limit the use of all highly soluble nitrogen fertilizers. Read our coverage of the NOSB deliberations for details: cornucopia.org/2022/04/spring… #feedthesoilnottheplant #authenticorganicfarmers #organicintegrity
Do you know how to choose the best plant-based beverage options for you and your loved ones?​​​​​​​​ Learn more in our article, "Plant-Based Beverages in a Nutshell" here: cornucopia.org/plant-based-be…
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DYK? Pasture-raised organic cows get most, if not all, of their diet from grasses and other forage plants, which their digestive systems efficiently transform into energy and milk. Learn more: cornucopia.org/campaign/dairy…
Do you know the top three ways you can change the food system for the better? cornucopia.org/2021/12/our-ac… #localfood #localfarms #goorganic
Catch up on Cornucopia’s recent coverage of the Spring 2022 National Organic Standards Board #NOSB Meeting. cornucopia.org/2022/04/spring…
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ICYMI: The newest five-bird addition to our Organic Poultry Scorecard, Rockside Ranch in Northern California helps young men overcome personal crisis, such as addiction and loss of meaning in life. cornucopia.org/farmer-spotlig…
Do you agree with this quote? Let us know your thoughts! cornucopia.org
Use our Snack Bar Scorecard to find the healthiest snack bars for you and your family: cornucopia.org/scorecard/snac…
In celebration of #EarthDay, we continue our weekly challenge to help change the food system. This week, we invite you to join a #CommunitySupportedAgriculture (CSA) program. Visit localharvest.org or csacoalition.org to find organic CSAs in your area.
This week’s factoid is a reminder that well managed #soil is key to climate resilience: Healthy soil with high #organic matter can store 20 times its weight in #water. Learn why soil matters by in our eNews: cornucopia.org/subscribe-to-t…
DYK? Data from @RodaleInstitute's Farming Systems Trial shows impressive increases in organic matter in the soil compared to conventional fields. Learn more: cornucopia.org/campaign/livin… #organic #soil #biodiversiy
Day 3 of the #NOSB meeting is kicking off with a discussion on limiting the use of Highly Soluble Nitrogen Fertilizers. #Organic is all about feeding the soil, not the plant! Follow along: cornucopia.org/2022/04/spring…
Although yogurt still dominates the market, #cottagecheese has recently gained in popularity. To see how Cornucopia rates your favorite cottage cheese brand, access our mobile-friendly scorecard: cornucopia.org/scorecard/cott….
Kiki Hubbard, Director of the Organic Seed Alliance presenting to the #NOSB on the state of organic seed: as acreage increase, organic seed use decreases. Organic seed sourcing has remained stagnant by crop type. We must support organic seed producers! #organicintegrity
Wise words from Wendell Berry. Do you agree? cornucopia.org RT!
“Organic producers are an important part of #USDA’s work on climate change”, says Sean Babington, Senior Advisor for Climate at USDA during the #NOSB meeting. “#Organic producers are a critical part of the discussion and have expertise that we need.”
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Sean Babington, USDA's Senior Climate Advisor reports to the #NOSB about how organic producers align and can participate in the Climate Smart Agriculture work going on at the USDA. Organic farming should lead the way!
The Spring 2022 #NOSB meeting is starting! Watch the meeting yourself or follow along on Cornucopia's feed: cornucopia.org/?p=144177&prev…
Trying to avoid #carrageenan? Cornucopia’s updated Buyer’s Guide to Avoiding Carrageenan in Organic Food is your tool to increased transparency. cornucopia.org/buyers_guides/…
The #NOSB spring proceedings kicked off last week with public comments: cornucopia.org/nosb-oral-comm…. You can listen to the public meeting live this week, 4/26-28. Watch on Zoom (ams.usda.gov/event/national…) or follow play-by-play right here!
Glyphosate, dicamba, chlorpyrifos, neonicotinoids, and the other harmful pesticides commonly used in non-organic production are not allowed in certified organic production! Learn more organic facts at cornucopia.org #organicfacts
Freeport company first Maine retailer to join initiative supporting local organic dairy brands and farms pressherald.com/2022/04/19/fre…
In celebration of #EarthDay, we are offering a weekly challenge with invitations to help change the food system. This week, we invite you to plant some seeds — a simple, yet powerful act of reverence for the natural world. Let us know what you planted!
I Eat Green Shares Interview with Marie Burcham, the Policy Director for Cornucopia Institute! Listen to the interview here: ieatgreen.com/ieat-green-sha…
Authentic organic beef is the best choice for the environment, for your health, and for the well-being of livestock. But it’s not always easy figuring out which certified organic brands produce beef you can feel good about. cornucopia.org/the-spectrum-o…
What are your thoughts on this quote? We'd love to hear from you! cornucopia.org
15% of adults deal with IBS. And women are more likely to have it than men. Research shows that carrageenan causes an inflammatory response in many individuals. Learn more: cornucopia.org/carrageenan #ibsawarenessmonth #worldibsday
Is #carrageenan bad for you? When considering the answer to that question, it’s useful to follow the money. Learn about researcher bias and the carrageenan controversy here: cornucopia.org/researcher-bia…
The organic label is the only federally regulated label that addresses how your food is produced. Certified organic beef, like all food produced under the organic label, must meet certain minimum standards to qualify for the label cornucopia.org/campaign/beef-…
Did you know… plant-based beverages can be highly processed foods; vary widely in their nutritional composition; often have added preservatives and gums? Learn more: cornucopia.org/plant-based-be… #plantbased #plantmilk #nutrition
ICYMI. Origin of Livestock: A Step Toward Organic Integrity cornucopia.org/2022/03/a-step…
Despite the additive’s known health impacts, carrageenan is still permitted in organic food. Take Action! Tell Costco: Remove Carrageenan Now! cornucopia.org/action-alerts/… #nocarrageenaninorganic #stopcarrageenan #protectorganic
DYK? Organic farming systems (with and without integrated livestock) tend to foster higher percentages of organic matter in the soil when compared to their conventional counterparts. Learn more: cornucopia.org/2020/09/organi… #soilfacts
DYK? Healthy, living soil has the potential to offset 5 to 15% of global fossil fuel emissions. ​​​​​​​​Learn more by visiting our Living Soil Campaign: cornucopia.org/campaign/livin…​​​​​​​​ #soilfacts #livingsoil #organicfarms
Many brands currently on the market are owned or supplied by a few large companies, creating the illusion of choice for shoppers. The infographic, Who Owns Organic Poultry?, reveals the companies behind the brands: cornucopia.org/who-owns-organ…
Our updated Snack Bar Scorecard demonstrates how snack bar quality varies widely among brands, even among the many brands that market themselves as “made with” organic ingredients: cornucopia.org/research/snack…
What kind of impact does your "food footprint" make? cornucopia.org
Here’s a simple way to honor your local organic farmer: minimize food waste. Get tips on how to store and preserve your organic produce here: cornucopia.org/campaign/livin…
If you consume dairy, please be sure to consult our Organic Dairy Scorecard and Report! cornucopia.org/research/organ… #authenticorganicdairy #localfood #localfarms
Get to know your local organic farmer! Search the farmer databases on eatwild.com and localharvest.org to get started. #local #organic #food #farms #community
DYK? There are more soil microorganisms in a teaspoon of healthy soil than there are people on the earth! #soilfacts Get more facts about the soil delivered to your inbox via our eNews: cornucopia.org/subscribe-to-t…
Some food for thought! Please share if you agree. cornucopia.org
After decades of pressure from Cornucopia and its colleagues in organics, USDA is moving forward with the long-overdue final rule on Origin of Livestock. ams.usda.gov/rules-regulati…
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