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Organic food – What is an ‘organic’ label really worth?

Organic food – What is an ‘organic’ label really worth? | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it

July 12, 2013 Ethical Corporation

Supermarkets in North America and Europe are overflowing with organic-labelled fruit, vegetables, eggs and meats. More than 80 countries have organic standards and products carry one or more of 200 seals, logos and certification claims.

But are consumers able to make informed choices? What’s the real ethical impact of “buying organic”? The answers are murkier than you might think.... http://www.ethicalcorp.com/supply-chains/organic-food-%E2%80%93-what-%E2%80%98organic%E2%80%99-label-really-worth

 

A Call for Action to Protect Organic - Beyond Pesticides

USDA ORGANIC PROPOSAL BLURS LINES BETWEEN ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL FOOD PRODUCTION  - PDF http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoservices/pesticidesandyou/Winter%2097-98%20vol.%2017%20no.%204.pdf

 

Nation of Change, September 21, 2013
CORPORATIONS/LOBBYISTS RULE: GOODBYE ORGANIC EGGS
 PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARM CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND THREATEN TRUE FAMILY FARMING - : http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141

 

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
FDA AND USDA COLLUDE TO ELIMINATE TRUE ORGANIC EGG PRODUCTION, FAVORING INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/fdausda-collude-to-eliminate-true-organic-egg-production/

 

                                              ▶▶  WATCH  ▶▶

 VIDEO:

▶SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS? - CALIFORNIA EGG FARM INVESTIGATION  http://ow.ly/kXbz1

 

 

 

THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOWS MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS TO MARKET DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3337601961/the-powerful-usda-allows-more-genetically-modified-foods-to-market-despite-serious-health-concerns

 

PAN - August 16, 2013
WHY GE LABELING IS MONSANTO'
 WORST NIGHTMARE -- PESTICIDES http://www.panna.org/blog/why-ge-labeling-monsantos-worst-nightmare

 

May 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
 HAS YOUR FAVORITE ORGANIC BRAND BEEN HIJACKED BY CORPORATE AGRIBUSINESS - WHO OWNS ORGANICS?  http://app.streamsend.com/private/9pOA/GCz/A7Ks2Iz/browse/18693657

 

BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION: GIANT AGRI-FOOD CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP NATIONS $63 BILLION ORGANIC FOOD INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4n4MFN

 

May 22, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
WHO OWNS ORGANICS? = UPDATED http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/05/who-owns-organics-updated/

 

 

Eat Local Grown:
10 AMERICAN FOODS THAT ARE BANNED IN OTHER COUNTRIES http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/11944-banned-foods.html

 

May 30, 2013 Nation of Change
THE RUSSIANS PROVE SMALL ORGANIC CAN FEED THE WORLD http://www.nationofchange.org/russians-prove-small-scale-organic-can-feed-world-1369923601

 

 

GMO IN CONSUMER PROCESSED AND RAW FOODS:

TOP BREAKFAST CEREALS THAT CONTAIN MONSANTO'S GMO CORN http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/breakfast-cereals-monsanto-gmo-corn/

 

 

 

KEEP MONSANTO OUT OF YOUR VEGGIE PATCH - GROWING CONCERNS AS GMO SEEDS CREEP INTO CONSUMER MARKET - UNLABELLED  http://sco.lt/8EPLjl

 

DOES FOOD SECURITY'S FUTURE LIE IN ORGANIC SEEDS?  http://sco.lt/8I0UGP

 

ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7wAJ7J

 

THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH

 

                                                ▶▶ WATCH  ▶▶ 

 

▶  THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH) The Leader of the Biotech Agricultural Cartel  http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

 
WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD CORPORATIONS CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6sSzK5

 

FARM TO FORK: THE STORY OF OUR TOXIC FOOD SYSTEM - INFOGRAPHIC  (What Are We Feeding Our Kids?)  http://sco.lt/66Od05

 

MICHAEL POLAN: AGRIGIANTS' NATIONAL STRANGLEHOLD: APPROACHING A "TWO-CLASS" FOOD SYSTEM  http://sco.lt/7nBVkP

 

MOMS ACROSS AMERICA SAY 'LABEL GMOs...NOW" http://sco.lt/5zVRab

 

                                     ---------------------------------------

 

CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx

 

GENE-SPLICED GMO SALMON COMING SOON TO A PLATE NEAR YOU http://sco.lt/7vtLDF

 

September 13, 2013 Triple Pundit
WHEN "PERFECT" IS WASTEFUL: IS THERE A BUSINESS CASE FOR SELLING NATURAL "UGLY" FRUIT AND VEGETABLES  http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/09/business-case-selling-ugly-fruit-vegetables/

 

GMO DEFINED http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/ http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

 

 

 

                          

         ----------- ▶▶ IDENTIFYING GMO'S IN YOUR FOOD ▶▶ -----------

 

 May 29, 2014 RealFarmacy

PRINTABLE LIST OF MONSANTO "FOOD" PRODUCERS USING GMO PRODUCTS  http://www.realfarmacy.com/printable-list-of-monsanto-owned-food-producers/

 

**** "BUYCOTT" APP

May 15, 2013 Nation Of Change

MONSANTO, GMOs IN YOUR FOOD? Monsanto, GMOs in your food : The guessing game is over. No longer will consumers wonder what companies are behind the millions of products that fill supermarket shelves because there’s an app for that.

http://www.nationofchange.org/buycott-koch-brothers-monsanto-and-other-industries-products-lining-supermarket-shelves-1368628289

 

July 17, 2013 NxtNutrio A Food App

I***IDENTIFIES NON-GMO FOODS BY SCANNING THE BAR CODES OF FOOD RPODUCTS http://www.nextnutrio.com/?p=924

 

 


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Kayleigh Edwards's insight:

organic foods aren't really healthier. Insects and other organisms can root into the product and cause it to rot.

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lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:35 PM

This  appears  to  offer  some  quite  definitive  statements  on  'Organic'.

Mera Buford's curator insight, November 27, 2013 10:02 PM

It's good to keep an eye out for these things when you shop. A little knowledge goes a long way.

www.myfmday.com

 

Jose's curator insight, March 20, 12:33 PM

After reading this article and having worked at a organic farmers market, i do not believe everything labeled as "organic" can all be 100 percent accurate. Although many are certified or classified as being organic i do not believe what the organic companies are trying to sell us. Makes me as an individual believe what is going on in the world, where you cannot trust what is being put down your mouth. Obviously a person has to eat but what exactly are they eating is the proper question. Certainty an eyebrow raising situation i believe everything is a scam. People will pay for something that is labeled as "organic" which only profits the business and is all about money, rather then be as a positive interest to an individual. 

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Dairy farmers use beer by product to feed livestock, upping milk yields

Dairy farmers use beer by product to feed livestock, upping milk yields | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Latest Kenyan farmer & farming news featuring Agriscience news, Agronomic, and Market trends.

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i think this is a very interesting topic and a unique tactic to increase production. 

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Zoos make party animals out of goats and sheep - SunHerald.com

Zoos make party animals out of goats and sheep - SunHerald.com | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
SunHerald.com Zoos make party animals out of goats and sheep SunHerald.com RICHARD VOGEL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESSRafael Ventura, 3, from West Covina, Calif., apprehensively mingles with the sheep at the Fairview Farms petting zoo at the Los Angeles...
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Organic food – What is an ‘organic’ label really worth?

Organic food – What is an ‘organic’ label really worth? | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it

July 12, 2013 Ethical Corporation

Supermarkets in North America and Europe are overflowing with organic-labelled fruit, vegetables, eggs and meats. More than 80 countries have organic standards and products carry one or more of 200 seals, logos and certification claims.

But are consumers able to make informed choices? What’s the real ethical impact of “buying organic”? The answers are murkier than you might think.... http://www.ethicalcorp.com/supply-chains/organic-food-%E2%80%93-what-%E2%80%98organic%E2%80%99-label-really-worth

 

A Call for Action to Protect Organic - Beyond Pesticides

USDA ORGANIC PROPOSAL BLURS LINES BETWEEN ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL FOOD PRODUCTION  - PDF http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoservices/pesticidesandyou/Winter%2097-98%20vol.%2017%20no.%204.pdf

 

Nation of Change, September 21, 2013
CORPORATIONS/LOBBYISTS RULE: GOODBYE ORGANIC EGGS
 PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARM CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND THREATEN TRUE FAMILY FARMING - : http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141

 

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
FDA AND USDA COLLUDE TO ELIMINATE TRUE ORGANIC EGG PRODUCTION, FAVORING INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/fdausda-collude-to-eliminate-true-organic-egg-production/

 

                                              ▶▶  WATCH  ▶▶

 VIDEO:

▶SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS? - CALIFORNIA EGG FARM INVESTIGATION  http://ow.ly/kXbz1

 

 

 

THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOWS MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS TO MARKET DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3337601961/the-powerful-usda-allows-more-genetically-modified-foods-to-market-despite-serious-health-concerns

 

PAN - August 16, 2013
WHY GE LABELING IS MONSANTO'
 WORST NIGHTMARE -- PESTICIDES http://www.panna.org/blog/why-ge-labeling-monsantos-worst-nightmare

 

May 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
 HAS YOUR FAVORITE ORGANIC BRAND BEEN HIJACKED BY CORPORATE AGRIBUSINESS - WHO OWNS ORGANICS?  http://app.streamsend.com/private/9pOA/GCz/A7Ks2Iz/browse/18693657

 

BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION: GIANT AGRI-FOOD CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP NATIONS $63 BILLION ORGANIC FOOD INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4n4MFN

 

May 22, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
WHO OWNS ORGANICS? = UPDATED http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/05/who-owns-organics-updated/

 

 

Eat Local Grown:
10 AMERICAN FOODS THAT ARE BANNED IN OTHER COUNTRIES http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/11944-banned-foods.html

 

May 30, 2013 Nation of Change
THE RUSSIANS PROVE SMALL ORGANIC CAN FEED THE WORLD http://www.nationofchange.org/russians-prove-small-scale-organic-can-feed-world-1369923601

 

 

GMO IN CONSUMER PROCESSED AND RAW FOODS:

TOP BREAKFAST CEREALS THAT CONTAIN MONSANTO'S GMO CORN http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/breakfast-cereals-monsanto-gmo-corn/

 

 

 

KEEP MONSANTO OUT OF YOUR VEGGIE PATCH - GROWING CONCERNS AS GMO SEEDS CREEP INTO CONSUMER MARKET - UNLABELLED  http://sco.lt/8EPLjl

 

DOES FOOD SECURITY'S FUTURE LIE IN ORGANIC SEEDS?  http://sco.lt/8I0UGP

 

ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7wAJ7J

 

THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH

 

                                                ▶▶ WATCH  ▶▶ 

 

▶  THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH) The Leader of the Biotech Agricultural Cartel  http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

 
WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD CORPORATIONS CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6sSzK5

 

FARM TO FORK: THE STORY OF OUR TOXIC FOOD SYSTEM - INFOGRAPHIC  (What Are We Feeding Our Kids?)  http://sco.lt/66Od05

 

MICHAEL POLAN: AGRIGIANTS' NATIONAL STRANGLEHOLD: APPROACHING A "TWO-CLASS" FOOD SYSTEM  http://sco.lt/7nBVkP

 

MOMS ACROSS AMERICA SAY 'LABEL GMOs...NOW" http://sco.lt/5zVRab

 

                                     ---------------------------------------

 

CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx

 

GENE-SPLICED GMO SALMON COMING SOON TO A PLATE NEAR YOU http://sco.lt/7vtLDF

 

September 13, 2013 Triple Pundit
WHEN "PERFECT" IS WASTEFUL: IS THERE A BUSINESS CASE FOR SELLING NATURAL "UGLY" FRUIT AND VEGETABLES  http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/09/business-case-selling-ugly-fruit-vegetables/

 

GMO DEFINED http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/ http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

 

 

 

                          

         ----------- ▶▶ IDENTIFYING GMO'S IN YOUR FOOD ▶▶ -----------

 

 May 29, 2014 RealFarmacy

PRINTABLE LIST OF MONSANTO "FOOD" PRODUCERS USING GMO PRODUCTS  http://www.realfarmacy.com/printable-list-of-monsanto-owned-food-producers/

 

**** "BUYCOTT" APP

May 15, 2013 Nation Of Change

MONSANTO, GMOs IN YOUR FOOD? Monsanto, GMOs in your food : The guessing game is over. No longer will consumers wonder what companies are behind the millions of products that fill supermarket shelves because there’s an app for that.

http://www.nationofchange.org/buycott-koch-brothers-monsanto-and-other-industries-products-lining-supermarket-shelves-1368628289

 

July 17, 2013 NxtNutrio A Food App

I***IDENTIFIES NON-GMO FOODS BY SCANNING THE BAR CODES OF FOOD RPODUCTS http://www.nextnutrio.com/?p=924

 

 


Via pdjmoo
Kayleigh Edwards's insight:

organic foods aren't really healthier. Insects and other organisms can root into the product and cause it to rot.

more...
lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:35 PM

This  appears  to  offer  some  quite  definitive  statements  on  'Organic'.

Mera Buford's curator insight, November 27, 2013 10:02 PM

It's good to keep an eye out for these things when you shop. A little knowledge goes a long way.

www.myfmday.com

 

Jose's curator insight, March 20, 12:33 PM

After reading this article and having worked at a organic farmers market, i do not believe everything labeled as "organic" can all be 100 percent accurate. Although many are certified or classified as being organic i do not believe what the organic companies are trying to sell us. Makes me as an individual believe what is going on in the world, where you cannot trust what is being put down your mouth. Obviously a person has to eat but what exactly are they eating is the proper question. Certainty an eyebrow raising situation i believe everything is a scam. People will pay for something that is labeled as "organic" which only profits the business and is all about money, rather then be as a positive interest to an individual. 

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Police: Two Arrested For Assault On Officers During Animal Welfare Check - KKTV 11 News

Police: Two Arrested For Assault On Officers During Animal Welfare Check - KKTV 11 News | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Police: Two Arrested For Assault On Officers During Animal Welfare Check KKTV 11 News In the arrest affidavit, Cabassa said the owner, identified as 35-year-old James Rowe, became irate after Ray explained that keeping the dog outside in 8 degree...
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I though the men that left the dog out in the cold when the temperature was single digits should have been arrested for animal cruelty and the fact the were arrested on assault charges, prooves they were anxious about the officers being there in the first place because they knew they did something wrong. 

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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus: Deadly piglet virus spreads to nearly 200 U.S. farm sites

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus: Deadly piglet virus spreads to nearly 200 U.S. farm sites | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
A swine virus deadly to young pigs, and never before seen in North America, has spiked to 199 sites in 13 states - nearly double the number of farms and other locations from earlier this month.

 

Iowa, the largest U.S. hog producer, has the most sites testing positive for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus: 102 sites, as of June 10. The state raises on average 30 million hogs each year, according to the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

PEDV, most often fatal to very young pigs, causes diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration. It also sickens older hogs, though their survival rate tends to be high. The total number of pig deaths from the outbreak since the first cases were confirmed May 17 is not known.

Researchers at veterinarian diagnostic labs, who are testing samples as part of a broad investigation into the outbreak, have seen a substantial increase in positive cases since early June, when data on the PEDV outbreak showed it at some 103 sites nationwide.

The data was compiled and released last week by Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, Kansas State University and South Dakota State University.

The virus does not pose a health risk to humans or other animals and the meat from PEDV-infected pigs is safe for people to eat, according to federal officials and livestock economists.

But the virus, which is spreading rapidly across the United States, is proving harder to control than previously believed. In addition to Iowa, Oklahoma has 38 positive sites, Minnesota has 19 and Indiana has 10, according to the data.


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Applying swine manure to crop field associated with MRSA, soft-tissue infection - Science Codex

Nature.com Applying swine manure to crop field associated with MRSA, soft-tissue infection Science Codex CHICAGO – High exposure to swine manure spread in crop fields and proximity to high-density swine livestock operations appear to be associated...
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High exposure from swine manure spread on crops and mnay swine farms are leading researchers to believe that this is the cause of higher risks of MRSA and skin and soft tissue infections in humans. 

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