July 19th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The two largest providers of organic milk in the U.S., Organic Valley and Horizon Organics, are in the midst of a lawsuit over what Horizon alleges was a breach of contract and the misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets, according to Wisconsin-based farm policy research group, The Cornucopia Institute.
Read More:Nation’s Two Largest Organic Dairy Suppliers Face-Off in Court Over Ethics
March 16th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
While the regulations over what counts as legitimate when companies tout ‘free-range’, ‘cage-free’ and ‘grass-fed’ continue to confuse ethical meat, egg and dairy customers, hopes to change some of that with its newest product, “Grassmilk.”
Read More:Organic Valley’s ‘Grassmilk’: Yes, It’s Milk Made from Grass (Fed Cows, That Is!)
August 27th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The next generation of organic farmers are hitting the road on an Organic Valley sponsored 3-week tour of the Pacific Northwest in the Generation Organic 2011 “Who’s Your Farmer” campaign aimed at connecting people with their food, their local growers and to discuss how personal diet choices affect not just our own health, but the health of the planet and of future generations.
Read More:The Farm Wars Continue… Young Farmers to Tour U.S. to Promote Organic
February 7th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The FDA is expected to approve the first genetically modified (GM) food animal for human consumption in the U.S. in the very near future, but that hasn’t stopped Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mark Begich (D-AK) from reintroducing a bill to ban the controversial GM salmon.
Read More:FDA Approval of GMO Salmon Expected
January 31st, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
In a surprising move, three well known organic brands gave a supportive nod to what they’re calling “the conditional deregulation” of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa. The nation’s first certified organic retail chain, Whole Foods—who has a storewide policy banning the sale of GM foods—along with the largest organic yogurt brand, Stonyfield Yogurt, and Organic Valley, the largest co-op of organic meat, egg and dairy farmers issued their formal support in lifting restrictions on growing GM alfalfa.
Read More:Organic Leaders Targeted in Approval of Monsanto’s GM Alfalfa