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Essays by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director

March 8, 2013
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Washington may be getting a lot of buzz for its GMO labeling bill, but Oregon is also a hotbed of activity in the fight against GMOs. Citizens in Jackson County have completed their signature-gathering drive for a countywide GMO crop ban. The...Read more

November 19, 2012
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Here are four inspirational videos on ways you can use consumer power this holiday season to build communities of justice & sustainability.Read more

November 8, 2012
Organic Consumers Fund
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

What do France and San Juan County have in common? A ban on genetically modified organisms, that what.Read more

August 22, 2012
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Many countries around the world have banned or rejected genetically modified "Bt" crops (engineered to produce their own insecticides by expressing toxins from the soil-dwelling bacteria bacillus thuringiensis or Bt) because of documented harm to...Read more

July 17, 2012
Organic Consumers Fund
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

We've been trying to get the Monsanto rider out of the 2013 Agriculture Appropriations Bill (if you haven't taken action on that yet, please click here: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25711.cfm)....Read more

June 21, 2012
Organic Consumers Fund
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

The Senate draft of the Farm Bill moved to the floor this week for a series of votes on 73 amendments. A final Senate vote on the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 (S. 3240) is expected later tonight. All of the amendments we've been...Read more

June 5, 2012
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Stonyfield Farm and Organic Valley have responded to the thousands of letters from consumers asking them to stop using carrageenan, a synthetic emulsifier linked to digestive problems and cancer, in their products. Stonyfield, owned by the...Read more

May 30, 2012
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Every six months, the National Organic Standards Board meets to review the standards that govern the USDA National Organic Program. In the spirit of the organic community's credo of "continuous improvement," at each meeting, we should be seeing...Read more

May 23, 2012
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

At the G8 meetings this past weekend, President Obama and the leaders of the rest of the world's richest nations abandoned their governments' previous commitments to donate $7.3 billion a year to end hunger in Africa and instead left the problem...Read more

May 22, 2012
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

The Organic Food Production Act and the regulations that implement it are very strong.Ӭ Unfortunately, there's been some resistance to following the law and regulations. And, in most instances, when the refusal to obey the law has been widespread...Read more

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