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

December 31, 2011
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Shazi Visram, Founder and CEO of HAPPYFAMILY, has responded to the Organic Consumers Association's action alert that rallied consumers to complain that the DHA used in her Happy Bellies baby cereal is GMO. OCA Political Director Alexis Baden-Mayer...Read more

December 16, 2011
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Members of Congress and National Organic Program officials are beginning to respond to letters from Organic Consumers Members raising the concern that Martek Biosciences' Life'sDHA and Life'sARA, found in many certified organic foods, including...Read more

November 30, 2011
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Patents for Martek Biosciences' Life'sDHA and Life'sARA reveal that they are produced through the use of genetic engineering. Hundreds of grocery items, including many certified "USDA Organic" infant formulas, baby foods and dairy products,...Read more

November 14, 2011
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

TAKE ACTION! Tell Congress to shut down the Super Committee and take votes on the budget priorities that matter most to the 99%. Tax the rich! End the wars! No more corporate welfare!Read more

November 8, 2011
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

On the tenth anniversary of their GMO-free pledge, it's time for Trader Joe's to recommit to satisfying consumer demand for GMO-free food and join the larger campaign for mandatory GMO labels.Read more

November 3, 2011
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

WASHINGTON -- The State of Ohio today agreed that it will no longer pursue regulations limiting labeling on organic dairy products. Ohio had attempted to prohibit statements on labels which informed consumers that organic dairy products are...Read more

June 28, 2011
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

On July 1, OTA will mail ballots and prepaid return envelopes for the OTA Board elections to all trade member primary contacts. Votes may be cast by mail or online. Voting instructions and candidate bios will be included in the mailed packages....Read more

June 10, 2011
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Earlier this year, OCA put out a call to retailers within the "natural" products industry, and "natural" products companies that have not taken steps to go non-GMO, to voluntarily label products that contain ingredients that may come from...Read more

June 9, 2011
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Organic Spies made news by releasing information on the financial interests and campaign contributions of the companies that are represented on the OTA board, but the underlying story of Food Inc.'s efforts to co-opt and water down organic while...Read more

May 18, 2011
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

On Tuesday, a dozen Illinois Millions Against Monsanto activists staged a "GMO Food Dump" outside the Lincoln Park Whole Foods Market in Chicago to press the store to stop selling unlabeled GMO foods. We brought banners, signs, leaflets and...Read more

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