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  • March 12, 2018
    Organic Consumers Association

    Handsome Brook Farm and the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today announced that they have resolved a consumer-protection action OCA filed against Handsome Brook in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on August 29, 2016, concerning Handsome Brook Farm’s “Pasture Raised” egg labels. The organizations have also resolved a lawsuit filed by Handsome Brook against OCA.

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  • March 8, 2018

    "Revolution is as unpredictable as an earthquake and as beautiful as spring. Its coming is always a surprise, but its nature should not be.” - Rebecca Solnit, writer, activist

    It’s a miracle of nature. No matter how bitter cold the winter, spring rolls around again, without fail.

    It’s in that spirit of spring and rebirth and regeneration that I write today asking for your support for one of our most critical projects: our collaboration with Regeneration International and other organizations to remake—to revolutionize—our food and farming system.

    Your donation today will help fund a massive collaborative effort to build an organic and regenerative food and farming system. Can you help us reach our spring fundraising goal? You can donate online, by mail or by phone—details here.

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  • March 5, 2018
    Organic Consumers Association

    Get ready for a huge week in federal court in San Francisco where expert witnesses will face off on the science surrounding glyphosate, the world’s most widely used pesticide.

    The outcome of the hearing will establish whether farmers and their families can proceed with legal action against Monsanto Co. over cancer concerns.

    Want a front row seat at the hearing? Journalist and author Carey Gillam of U.S. Right to Know will live blog the event from the San Francisco courthouse and live tweet at @careygillam.

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  • March 1, 2018
    Organic Consumers Association
    by Katherine Paul

    A big “thank you” this week to the Tucson, Arizona, Organic Consumers Association members who convinced their local co-op, Food Conspiracy, to stop selling Ben & Jerry’s.

    Several of our supporters emailed Food Conspiracy’s store manager and its board of directors. Within hours, the co-op posted a message on Facebook that they would be discontinuing the brand in their store.

    Food Conspiracy joins other co-ops who are listening to their owner/customers, including Moscow Food Co-Op in Moscow, Idaho; New Pioneer Food Co-Op in Coralville, Iowa; and Ypsilanti Food Co-Op and River Street Bakery in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

    What’s Ben & Jerry’s been up to while consumers have been working hard to get Ben & Jerry’s off store shelves?

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  • February 28, 2018
    Organic Consumers Association
    by Katherine Paul

    It’s not every day that the crowd at a Washington, D.C. policy conference gets rowdy. But that was the scene on Tuesday (Feb. 26) at the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference.

    It happened when the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) top nutrition official (and keynote speaker) Brandon Lipps touted Trump’s “America’s Harvest Box” scheme. Reporting on the event, Politico said the crowd erupted in boos and laughter. About 20 people walked out.

    Good to know that at least some of the people focused on anti-hunger policies recognize “America’s Harvest Box” for what it is—just one more scheme to subsidize Big Ag and Big Food while undermining the health and well-being of some of America’s most vulnerable families.

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  • Protect bees and other pollinators by choosing organic food, grown without toxic insecticides, and by planting bee-friendly gardens.

  • The Millions Against Monsanto Campaign was started by OCA in the mid 1990s to fight back against Monsanto and the other biotech bullies responsible for poisoning the world's food and environment.

  • Industrial agriculture, with its factory farms, GMO monculture crops and toxic chemicals, is one of the leading causes of global warming. You can help cool the planet by choosing organic foods, grown using sustainable, regenerative farming practices.  

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