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Essays by Patrick Kerrigan

May 6, 2015
Organic Consumers Association
by Patrick Kerrigan
Essay

Despite repeated calls by Board Chair Jean Richardson and other NOSB members for “organic unity,” the Spring 2105 meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) was a continuation of the confusion, conflict and undemocratic processes that marred the previous two NOSB meetings in Louisville and San Antonio.

Taking center stage this year at what Cornucopia Institute’s Mark Kastel referred to as “organic regulatory theater,” was the issue of whether or not to allow operators of large, factory farm-like organic poultry operations to feed even more non-organic, totally synthetic Read more

October 1, 2013
Organic Consumers Association
by Patrick Kerrigan
Essay

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page, our Millions Against Monsanto page and our California News page.

From managing a coffee house at UC Davis in the 1960s, to founding a thriving full-service, two-location company in the San Francisco Bay Area, to co-founding the Read more

July 3, 2013
Organic Consumers Association
by Patrick Kerrigan
Essay

Last week, we announced the winners of the OCA's Top Right to Know Grocers Contest, a project of our Organic Retail and Consumer Alliance Campaign. http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27144.cfm Because the number of nominations far...Read more

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