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Organic Link Love – June 2nd

Organic Link Love - June 2nd

I got back from my yoga class this afternoon and read the bad news: a division of the USDA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has to decided to recommend that the agency deregulate genetically-engineered sugar beets. In plain English, what does this mean? The report paves the way for the USDA to […]

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I got back from my yoga class this afternoon and read the bad news: a division of the USDA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has to decided to recommend that the agency deregulate genetically-engineered sugar beets.

In plain English, what does this mean?

The report paves the way for the USDA to approve another senseless genetically-engineered crop, which will end up contaminating nearby organic plants. The Obama administration continues its complete betrayal of the organic industry.

On the bright side of things, it’s a gorgeous day in New York City and my yoga classed rocked. Here’s some organic food reading pleasure for you as the summer finally begins. Enjoy!

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USDA announces final environmental impact statement and plant pest risk assessment for genetically-engineered sugar beets – USDA Press Office

Organic farming is nothing new to the farmers in Fiji – Pacific News Center

Gary Hirshberg, Chairman and Co-Founder of Stonyfield, is elected to the Social Venture Network Hall of Fame – Care 2

The Swiss are the biggest consumers of organic food in Europe – Swiss Info

Fed up with the quality of their food, students at Rutgers University grow their own organic produce – East Brunswick Patch

Organic superfood vendor Sunfood announces Non-GMO Project verification – MarketWatch

Interesting business analysis and overview of Whole Foods – Investor’s Business Daily

The demand for organic food in Mysore, India continues to take off – The Times of India

Awareness of the IMPORTANT California ballot initiative to label GMOs is growing – East County Magazine

Wild fires rage at the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board meeting in New Mexico – Cornucopia Institute

Student in Canada designs first-ever food production eco-system at her high school – Canada.com

University of Tennessee’s organic farming program is ranked in the top 6 in the U.S. – The Republic

Minnesota hay farmer finds new hobby: organic plants and produce – Quad Community Press


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